Bauernmalerei – Decorative Folk Art Painting

    Free decorative painting pattern for you to enjoy, use it as it is or modify to your need.

    You are welcome to copy and print this page.   

  Renaissance Tray    See the FREE pattern gallery















     PALETTE:       AB    Amisch Blue         PS  Poppy Seed                 W      White                   HB  Heartland Blue

                                         B       Black                  MG  Mystic Green                 SO    Sunset Orange        T   Tafty

     MIXTURES:     1.  B+ PS      3:1             3.   B+  SO            2.  B+  MG   3:1              4.   W+  bit T

      BRUSHES:   #3 and #5 round - 1 inch sponge brush, soft rag and wooden ruler.

    PREPARATION:    On Tin- If not already  pre-primed, do so with your favorite tin preparation.

                                                     On Wood -  sand and basecoat as needed

     Inside of the tray, basecoat 2-3 coats AB. The back and inside rim requires 2coats with PS. Measure 1,5 inch 

     to the  inside. Paint this measured border with 2 coats of HB. Apply one coat of oil based polyurethane varnish 

     and let it dry over night for antiquing.  


   Use mix #1 for antiquing, thin paint with water ( little thicker as ink). Apply the paint with a sponge brush, 

     heavy  in the corners (cover the whole tray ) immediately wipe off the paint with a soft rag, leave corners darker. 

     When dry, pull lines with brush #3. Outline with B Inside of the black line pull thin strokes with W. 

     To achieve continuing lines add water to the paint. To pull line, pick up some paint, with gentle pressure pull 

     brush along a raised ruler. For the border pattern take brush #3 and W, use the tip of the brush to make scrolls.


     Begin painting the design with carnations, than leaves, tulips, vase and roses.



   Basecoat the petals with SO and mix #4. When dry, make short overstrokes with the opposite color


    LEAVES and VASE:

    Basecoat with MG. Start from the left/right and work your way up to the middle. Outline each leave with mix #2.

     For the vase pattern and the outline use #3 and T.


    TULIP:   Basecoat with T. Apply overstrokes while wet with SO


    2 basecoats of T. When the second basecoat is applied, add brown (mix#3) for the center, from the top- start from

     the outside pulling fat comma strokes with SO inward. Keep base wet- the overstroke will blend into the base.


    Apply two thin coats of oil based polyurethane varnish.  


                      If you have any questions or comments- I am happy to hear from you !   

                                                    ENJOY, HAVE FUN

                                               Gerhard W. Mounet Lipp


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