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Lovely Flower Lazy Susan

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Lovely Flower Lazy Susan
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Lovely Flower Lazy Susan

designed by Dira Reeves

A retro tabletop basic becomes a work of floral art with DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cadmium Red Hue (DMFA04)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Diarylide Yellow (DMFA11)
  • Primary Yellow (DMFA28)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • toothpicks
  • detail brushes
  • black ink
  • 1" foam brush
  • 1/2" round brush
  • lazy Susan (flea market find)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Prepare the surface of the lazy Susan with a complete layer of White Gesso on a foam brush.
  2. Cover the entire top of the lazy Susan using a foam brush and Cerulean Blue watered down to 50/50. Work this mix quickly and blot with a damp paper towel to add texture. Do this same process to the lazy Susan's sides and underside.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the transfer paper and a pencil or stylus to transfer the flower pattern to the center of the lazy Susan. Using the Gesso and the round brush, paint within the pattern.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using the flat brush, paint a ring around the entire inner edge of the lazy Susan with White Gesso.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using Cadmium Red Hue, paint the entire flower image and inner edge of the lazy Susan. If two coats are needed, let the paint fully dry between coats.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using Primary Yellow and Diarylide Yellow, load up the round brush, 1/2 dipped in each color, and paint the center of the flower with a pouncing motion to create a little bit of texture. (Don't clean the brush at this point.) Dip the brush into Titanium White and pounce a little into the middle of the center of the flower. Using the same two colors, switch to a detail brush and lightly stroke a little paint down each petal of the flower. (This gives a little lightness to each petal.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. With a 1/4" flat brush and Titanium White, paint the top of the Cadmium Red Hue ring with a square shape, using the flowers as references for placement. Apply two coats as needed.
    Step 6 Example
  8. With Cadmium Red Hue and a detail brush, paint a heart shape in each of the Titanium White squares. Using the detail brush and Cerulean Blue, paint a thin, single line around the outer inside edge of the Cadmium Red Hue ring.
    Step 7 Example
  9. With a black ink pen, make swirly strokes around each flower petal and doodle within each swirl. Add swirls around the center of the flower.
    Step 8 Example
  10. With a toothpick and Titanium White, add dots around the centers of the flower and the inner edge. Use a toothpick and Cerulean Blue to add dots by the hearts.
    Step 9 Example
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