A quick tutorial on:
how to paint with acrylic paints
a Cobblestone pathway...
I used of course my little favorite paint bottles from DecoArt: Americana...
Gather your supplies; some paint, some brushes and a surface....
The colors are:
a flat 1" brush for the basecoat, a liner/ round #2, a curved flat # 6 for the side load, a stencil brush and a white charcoal pencil
Surface: a wood piece...for final project (note: tutorial was made on paper)
Step1: Base Coat and trace lines;
- base coat with "neutral grey" the entire surface with 1' brush
- with a white charcoal pencil draw lines for stones
(first make vertical wiggle lines then draw some twisted horizontal ones, until you have covered the hole area)
Step 2: Paint lines
- with liner/round 2" brush with "zinc" paint, make them thin and thick
Step 3: Side Load/Float
- with 3 different colors/shades
"Side load/Floating": refers to a painting technique, where you add shading or highlights with a flat/curved or angular brush that is loaded ONLY on one side with paint and the other half loaded with water or extender
- with "light Buttermilk" in some areas of each stone, then with "driftwood" and finally with "Payne's Grey" to give a "blueish look"... this is very random
Step 4: Stipple
- with a stencil brush very lightly with the 3 colors mentioned above...and randomly!
Step 5: paint again the lines
- with "Zinc" and Voilà!...
Why to make a cobblestone pathway?
I will show you this project very soon...stayed tuned and keep on the look for it!
It is very cute!!!
happy painting...or crafting!!
Until next time my friends!