Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How to Paint a Barn Star - Free Painting Tutorial

You will need:
Surface of choice.
(I am using one of the bizillion canvases that I prepped for a class that never was.)
Flat brush about 1/2 inch
Star Stencil
Cosmetic Sponge
Ruler
Pencil
Decoart Americana
Russet
Heritage Brick
Honey Brown
Black


Find the area that you want your star
and stencil it using very little
Russet paint on a cosmetic sponge.
After it is dry,
using a ruler,
draw the lines on the star as shown.


Here is the diagram to make it clearer.
Paint the x spots with Russet
and
the remaining spots with
Heritage Brick.

Your star should look like this.

Drybrush highlight
on the Russet areas with Heritage Brick
and the
Heritage Brick areas with a brush mix
of
Heritage Brick and Honey Brown.
This is brushed lightly at the points of the star.

Sideload shade the Heritage Brick areas with Russet
and
the Russet areas
with a brush mix of
Russet and Black.


And you are done!

I am painting frantically still for the open house.  It is less than three weeks away.
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8 comments:

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for the tutorial Cathy!
I always wondered how to do that. I will have to add this to my long list of things I want to do. Have a wonderful day!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I love barn stars!

Prims and Annies said...

What an awesome tutorial - I have been wanting to try painting one of these dimensional stars for a long time. You have inspired me to try it..thanks so much
Hope you have a really great day
Smiles from South GA
Maxie

Prims and Annies said...

I know how long tutorials take to make and publish...thank you so much for sharing.

frontporchprims said...

You make that look way to easy:) It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. -Steph-

Simple Pleasures said...

That's awesome but I'm sure mine still wouldn't look as good as yours...ever! Lol
Xoxo

Debbie said...

So neat, but I am so NOT talented!! I am still interested in a rooster chalk board!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial:)