Society of Decorative Painters

2014

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DECORATIVEPAINTERS.ORG Painter's Checklist SURFACE This painting was done on a tin coffeepot that measures approximately 10" (25.4cm) tall and 6½" (16.5cm) in diameter at the base. PALETTE JO SONJA'S ARTISTS' COLOURS Carbon Black Russet Husk Sea Grass Jaune Brilliant Tarragon Red Earth Tiger Lily Red Violet Unbleached Titanium Rosewood Yellow Oxide BRUSHES JO SONJA'S SURE TOUCH Series 1350 nos. 3 & 4 rounds Series 1360 no. 2 short liner Series 1385 nos. 4 & 6 flberts Series 2040 nos. 8 & 10 pointed round blenders SUPPLIES Basic painting supplies (page 127) Emery cloth (coarse) Jo Sonja's All Purpose Sealer Jo Sonja's Retarder Medium (optional) Jo Sonja's Water Based Polyurethane Varnish (satin) Painting medium of choice (Jo Sonja's Magic Mix Medium or water) SOURCES The Colonial Sturbridge Coffee Pot (item no. FT-2245) is available from Della and Company, 5208 Lake Charles Dr., Waco, TX 76710, (254) 772-6927, dellaandcompany.com. 2014 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE n Society of Decorative Painters 20 T A C R Y L I C his painted piece is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional art form. Te history of decorative painting includes many beautiful design styles, and I love the charm and simplicity of early American tin decoration. Bringing new life to that style through the use of fresh colors and styl- ized forms provides hours of creative painting joy! P R E PA R AT IO N Te cofeepot comes primed, but to ensure the paint adheres well, I like to wash, rinse, and dry the piece before painting. Lightly sand the cofeepot with coarse emery cloth. Apply one coat of Jo Sonja's All Purpose Sealer. Dry well. Basecoat the body and lid with Sea Grass. Basecoat the foot, spout, and handle with Rosewood. Basecoat the edges with Russet and the top and bottom bands with Husk. Add a small amount (about 10%) of sealer to your colors, if desired. Allow the piece to dry overnight or for twenty-four hours, then dry-brush Carbon Black+tch Tarragon into the grooves, edges of the Husk borders, etc., to enhance the architectural details of the piece. Use a pointed round blender (no. 8 or 10) or old flbert for this technique. SDP_ebook_2014.indd 20 3/24/14 3:16 PM

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