By Mary Ayres
White, Red, Orange, Green, Medium Blue, Navy Blue, Purple, Bright
Pink, Yellow, Brown, Black
board – 9” x 12” – or desired size
Brush - #12 flat
- Foam plate
or foil for paint
- Hair comb
- Paper towels
- Black permanent
1. Trace pattern on paper. Tape into place
on the canvas board. Slip the graphite paper, graphite side
down under the pattern. Re-trace lines with pencil –
this will transfer the lines. Remove pattern.
2. Squeeze a nickel size puddle of each color of paint on
3. Face – Use the brush to mix a face color. To white
add a small dot of red and orange. Mix to desired color adding
more paint as needed. Use the brush to paint left side of
face. Add a dot of brown to mixture and mix to darken. Paint
in other face.
4. Refer to photo for color placement for the following steps.
5. Use the small palette knife to apply Brown to hair, applying
a thick even coat. Mix a small amount of Yellow into Brown
on palette and add to hair. Immediately use the comb to pull
thought paint creating the lines, referring to photo for direction.
6. Use the palette knife to fill in other hair with Yellow
then add a small amount of Orange. Mix together on the canvas
board. Dab the palette knife on the paint for texture.
7. Fill in one dress with Medium Blue, dabbing Navy Blue into
8. Apply Green to other dress then use the tip of the palette
knife to create swirls in the paint.
9. Eyes – Fill in eye with White. Use finger to swirl
Medium blue into center of eye. Dab on a small amount of Navy
over the top.
10. Cheek – Use palette knife to mix equal parts of
White and Pink on foil. Use finger to fill in cheek with mixture.
Deepen pink mixture with a small dab of Red and fill into
center of cheek then add a small dab of Red to swirl in the
11. Lips – Fill in with Red then add dabs of Orange.
12. Let all paint thoroughly dry.
13. Detail with Tulip squeezed from the bottle. Start the
flow of the paint on a paper towel using an even pressure
on the bottle for a smooth line. Out line with the following
Orange – Curls on hair
White – beads at neckline
Bright Pink – smaller beads
Purple – earring
Black - all outlining
14. When dry, run the side of the felt pen along the side
of the board to cover the white of the canvas.
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