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Shabby Chic Bird House

By: Donna Dewberry
Donna Dewberry
Donna Dewberry

Donna Dewberry is a self taught artist who grew up with a mother that encouraged her crafting. In fact Donna and her Mother used to sell various good on the side of the road. The One Stroke Painting method was developed when Donna had to fill an order for several thousand pieces of painted tin ware.

To date there are more than 6000 Certified One Stroke Instructors world wide and in more than 15 countries. Several of which have started businesses of their own revolving around One Stroke painting. Donna has made more than 100 books and videos and has her own show on PBS and soon to be WHDO as well as appearing regularly on Home Shopping Network.

Donna Dewberry's beautiful roses on a pretty, shabby chic birdhouse.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack
Item #1059
Specifically designed to work with the One Stroke painting technique, this brush features specialized bristles that produce accurate and beautiful results. Contains: #2, #1 Script Liners; #2, #6, #8, #10, #12, 3/4 Flats, Small Scruffy, Scruffy

$15.99

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bright Baby Pink, 2 oz.
Item #223
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 - Seashell Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2485
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 - Graffiti Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2504
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 - Light Blue, 2 oz.
Item #402
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 - Burnt Umber 2 oz.
Item #462
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 - Sky Blue, 2 oz.
Item #465
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 - Italian Sage, 2 oz.
Item #467
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

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
Item #633
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 - Basil Green, 2 oz.
Item #645
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 - 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

Other Supplies
FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets – Basic
Wood Birdhouse
Rough and Fine sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Basecoat birdhouse Burnt Umber. Let dry.

  2. Apply a second basecoat of Wicker White. Let dry.

  3. Dry brush with Light Blue refer to photo. Let dry.

  4. Using rough sand paper distress edges of birdhouse.

  5. Use the fine sandpaper to distress the overall surface.

  6. Transfer pattern if desired.

  7. Follow general instructions for painting a rose, using Baby Pink, Bright Baby Pink, Seashell Pink, Graffiti Pink. You may also refer to (1011BWKSHT).

  8. Paint basic One Stroke leaves around the roses and rosebuds. . Refer to Leaf Strokes Worksheet (1011BWKSHT),using Italian Sage, Sky Blue and Basil Green to paint leaves.  Begin on the chisel edge of the brush, touch apply pressure, pull and lift back to a chisel edge at the tip of the leaf.

  9. Double load # 2 script liner brush and embellish design with small scrolls where desired

General Rose Instructions:

  1. Double or triple load your brush. Make one shell-shaped petal of the rose at a time. Start with the lighter colors to the outside.

  2. Wiggle and pull the brush as you pivot the brush into a curve. You will have a slightly scalloped outer edge.

  3. End the stroke on the chisel edge to complete the first petal.

  4. Make some guideline dots in a circle to help you determine the positioning of the five outer petals. Overlap each petal onto the previous one.

  5. Paint the five shell-shaped petals to complete the outer skirt of the rose.

  6. Next, paint a rose bud in the center of these outer petals. Make the top part of the bud, overlapping it onto outer petal #1.

  7. Next, paint the bottom stroke of the rose bud.

  8. To begin painting the inner row of petals, touch the brush at the right of the rose bud. Make another shell-shaped petal here.
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