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A Priscilla Hauser Butterfly

By: Priscilla Hauser
In this fun video, Priscilla Hauser, FolkArt and Decorative painting expert, demonstrates how easy it is to paint a brushstroke butterfly. She also teaches you how to frame your painted butterfly with a cute painted and stenciled mat border.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2915
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cobalt Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2926
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Perfect Purple, 2 oz.
Item #2929
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teal, 2 oz.
Item #2920
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #2894
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Swirl Background
Item #30609
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Dauber Set, multi
Item #50147
Sized right for smaller stencils. Set includes several FolkArt ® Daubers to make color changes quick and easy. Set of 5 Daubers includes 2 each 5/8" and 3 each 1/4".

$4.89

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Other Supplies
Four 6” x 6” Wood Canvas Panels
Brush Basin or container for water
Paper Towels
Foam Plate (for palette)
¾” Flat brush (for basecoating)
No. 10 Filbert brush
No. 1 Liner Brush
Fine Grit Sandpaper
Stencil or Painter’s Tape
Palette Knife (for mixing mat color)
Tracing Paper
White Chalk
Dead Ballpoint Pen or Artist’s Stylus (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by basecoating each wood canvas panel Citrus Green, Cobalt Blue Perfect Purple and Teal. Allow all basecoated surfaces to dry. Sand smooth once dry and reapply base color. Allow to dry.
  2.  Measure and tape off a 1” border on each canvas panel. Mix a lighter value of each basecoat color by adding a touch of the basecoat color to Wicker White. Paint mat area on each wood canvas panel opaquely. Allow to dry.
  3. Load a dauber with the basecoat color and stencil the mini swirl pattern all over the painted mat. Allow to dry and remove stencil tape.
  4. Trace and transfer the butterfly pattern to the center of each canvas. Lay a sheet of tracing paper over the butterfly pattern and trace the main pattern lines using a fine tip marker. Flip the tracing paper over and chalk the pattern lines on the back. Once again flip the pattern over and position in the center of the wood canvas panel chalk side down. If desired, you can use a piece of stencil tape to hole the pattern in place. Retrace the pattern lines using the handle end of a paintbrush, a dead ballpoint pen or an artist’s stylus.
  5. Load the filbert brush with Wicker White and paint the butterfly wings. Allow to dry.
  6. Load the No. 1 Liner Brush with the base color of each wood canvas panel to paint the interior brushstrokes on each white butterfly.
  7. Thin Licorice with water to ink consistency and load a No. 1 liner brush to paint the skinny black brushstrokes as well as the butterfly body.
  8. Thin Wicker White and paint the antennae. Add a small Licorice dot at the end of each antennae.
  9. If desired, paint a wavy Licorice line along the painted and stenciled mat where it meets the interior using thinned paint.
  10. Accent the wavy line with Licorice polka dots as shown in the photo. Highlight each Licorice dot with Wicker White.