Society of Decorative Painters

2014

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43 Society of Decorative Painters n ONLINE EXCLUSIVE 2014 DECORATIVEPAINTERS.ORG Rika Muramatsu CDA began painting in 1990 and spent many years in the United States studying painting techniques and design theory. She joined SDP in 1994. Rika earned her CDA in 1999, Master Stroke in 2000, and Master Floral in 2005. Rika's painting style is known to consist of soft colors and designs, and her pieces have been showcased internationally in painting magazines. She teaches mostly in Ginza-Soleil, Vogue Gakuen in Tokyo, Japan, but is also a travel-teacher. She has studied acrylic and oil in Nagoya, Osaka, Japan and in Taiwan. You may contact Rika by mail at 4-10-58 Megurita-cho Higashimurayama Tokyo, Japan 189-0025; visit her website at PAISIBLE.HOBBY.LIFE.CO.JP; or email her at RIKA@PAISIBLE.HOBBY.LIFE.CO.JP. artist's sketch hand—some are Mink Tan, and others are created with Moon Yellow+Honey Brown using the no. 2 round. Each leaf is painted in two strokes (see Step 1 on page 84). Apply an Antique Rose accent to the tip of each leaf using the 3 ⁄8" angular. Te vein lines are painted with Honey Brown+Sof Black. Te trim band and ball are based with Quaker Grey+Light Buttermilk. With the same mix on a moistened cotton swab, dab in "texture" while the base is still wet. Add more Light Buttermilk each time in order to lighten it. STEP 1: With just two strokes per leaf, basecoat one leaf with Mink Tan and the other with Moon Yellow+Honey Brown on the no. 2 round. Te acorn is painted with Hon- ey Brown+Sof Black, and the hat with Honey Brown+Sof Black (2:1). STEP 2: Using a no. 10/0 liner and Honey Brown+Sof Black (2:1), paint the veins and the decorative lines and scrolls. Te acorn is shaded with Sof Black. Highlight the upper part of the hat just under the ball with Honey Brown. STEP 3: With Buttermilk on the no. 10/0 liner, apply the crosshatch lines on the end of each acorn and the high- light areas on the body of each acorn. On the end of each yellowed leaf, add an Antique Rose accent color. Using the handle end of the brush, add dots of Antique Rose to the berries and the end of each vine. W I N T E R Shade the bottom section and the section below the ball with Cranberry Wine using the ½" angular. Apply the snowfakes in the following manner. With the chalk pen- cil draw 3 ⁄8" circles for the centers of the snowfakes here and there, in the upper Cranberry Wine section. Add eight Dusty Rose lines extending from the circles in eight dif- ferent directions. At the end of each line add three small Dusty Rose comma-strokes. Te dots in the centers of the snowfakes are Flesh Tan. Te trim band and the ball fol- low the same technique as that of the fall tassel. STEP 1: Basecoat the holly leaves with Arbor Green using the no. 2 round. For the snowfake border above the bot- tom section, apply a chalk mark every 3 ⁄8". Over each mark apply the snowfakes' half-circle centers using Dusty Rose. Te lines and comma-strokes are Dusty Rose applied with the 10/0 liner. STEP 2: Using the 3 ⁄8" angular, shade the leaves with Hauser Dark Green, and then highlight them with Flesh Tan. Te leaf veins, vines, and stems are lined with Hauser Dark Green on the no. 10/0 liner. STEP 3: With the handle end of the no. 10/0 liner, add the Dusty Rose berries. In front of each berry (but not touch- ing them), and on the end of each vine, add dots of Flesh Tan using the stylus. Outline each leaf with Flesh Tan us- ing the no. 10/0 liner. As a fnishing touch, add a Flesh Tan dot to each snowfake's half-circle center, using the stylus. F I N I S H I NG Erase all visible chalk lines, and then apply two or three coats of Right-Step Clear Matte Varnish following manu- facturer's instructions. Allow each coat of varnish to dry before applying the next. Tread the end of the suspension cord of the fabric tas- sel through the center of the wooden tassel. Attach wire or ornament hook, and it is ready to hang. Enjoy your new decorations all year long! A C R Y L I C

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