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By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Basic
Item #1171
These brushes are specifically designed to work with the FolkArt ® One Stroke painting technique to produce accurate, beautiful results. How-to and care information are featured on the back of the package.

$13.49

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2233
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - True Blue, 2 oz.
Item #401
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Kelly Green, 2 oz.
Item #407
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Floating Medium, 2 oz.
Item #868
Specially formulated for "floating" colors, this gel won't run as water can. Great for watercolor painting. Dries quickly without extenders.

$2.09

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Other Supplies
7” Wood letters (to spell name)
Container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
Scissors
3 White shimmer chenille sticks
6 Assorted color shimmer pom poms
White craft glue

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the following areas: First Letter of Child’s Name (and alternating letters) – Fresh Foliage Second Letter of Child’s Name (and alternating letters) – True Blue.  Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
  2. Add Fresh Foliage polka dots to the True Blue letters. Using the handle end of a flat brush, paint dots. 
  3.  Shade the outer edge of the Fresh Foliage letters. Double load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Kelly Green. Paint keeping Kelly Green to the outside edge of each letter to shade the left edges. Allow to dry.
  4. Trace a jar or drinking glass to create large circles or bug heads.
  5. Double load a No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage and Kelly Green. Shade the bug head keeping Kelly Green to the outside edge. Allow to dry.
  6. Paint two large circles of Wicker White, creating eyes. Allow to dry and reapply.
  7. Using the handle end of the No. 12 Flat Brush, paint two large dots of Licorice in the center of the bugs white eyes.
  8. Paint two large circles of Parisian Pink creating cheeks for the bugs. Highlight cheeks with Wicker White.
  9. Using the No. 2 Script Liner Brush loaded with thinned Licorice, paint the wiggle smile. Add a Parisian Pink tongue and outline with thinned Licorice.
  10. Still using the same No. 2 Script Liner Brush and thinned Licorice, “wigglely” outline the bug’s head, eyes and paint a nose.
  11. To create antennae, wrap a 6” chenille stem around a pencil, glue a pom pom at the top. Attach the antennae to the bug head by poking small holes into the wood letter, add a little glue to the hole and allow the chenille stem to slide into the hole.
  12. Enhance the Fresh Foliage letters with True Blue polka dots. Paint these dots using the handle end of the 3/4" Flat Brush.
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