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.   


  Old World Tin Matchbox    See the FREE pattern gallery


                Bauernmalerei Matchbox       

                                                                                       Bauernmalerei Matchbox detail
















       Bauernmalerei Matchbox detail2                 Bauernmalerei Matchbox drawing




  PALETTE:       C  Camel             PP   Pecan Pie             RA    Ripe Avocado

                                        SO Sunset Orange    W  White     B   Black       BC    Buttercrunch

MIXTURES:     1.   C + little W   4:1        2.   W + bit YO                 3.   B + RA

                                       4  SO + BL    1:1              5.  B + bit PP + little BC   6.  B + little PP

  BRUSHES:   #3 and #5 round

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

   Apply 2 -3 coats with mix #1. Measure 1 1/2 inch  from the top and the bottom and measure 1 inch from the sides.

  2 - 3 coats of PP for the inside Panel, outline the panel with mix #6. Inside the line use mix #2


LEAVES:    2 Coats of RA, outline with mix #3, apply commastrokes with mix #2 to the leaves. Add

spacefilling commastrokes with mix #3


ROSES:     Basecoat 2 coats with BC. Add mix #3 for the center and as the dividing strike between the

rosecenter body and the rose petal. Using mix #2 overstroke the center body starting in the middle, than the 

left side and on to the right side. For the shaping of the petals overstroke by using mix #2. Start off with the left

petal, than the right petal and than the center.



Apply 1 coat of varnish and let it dry over night ( the varnish will help to control the antiquing better and does not allow the

antiquing-mix to soak  into the base  }.

Prepare your own antiquing mixture with  B + C (2:1), add water or retarder. 

Immediately after the application , wipe off the paint with a soft rag. Increase the pressure to achieve some highlighted areas. 

When dry apply 2 more 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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