Here's a free tole painting pattern for a handy scissors holder! This is a fun and fast project. The surface is decoupaged with pretty papers. You could use some scrapbooking remnants.
This works up in no time at all. You could match it to any room decor. Make a whole bunch for your next craft show or as hostess gifts. Embellish with beads, buttons or ribbons if you want to jazz it up more.
This project could be done on any other surface of your choice.
You'll need the following:
Pretty Decorative Papers
Sand Paper (220-grit)
Disposable wax palette
Black Graphite Paper
DecoArt Americana Palette
Hauser Medium Green, Dark Forest Green, Victorian Blue, Olive Green, Williamsburg Blue, Deep Midnight Blue, Light Buttermilk, Warm White, Burnt Sienna, True Ochre, Moon Yellow
1" Foam brush
#1 mid-length Liner
Scumbler for dry brushing
Prepare your paper prior to adhering it to your surface. Unprepared paper will buckle and you'll have air bubbles.
First, trim your chosen paper slightly larger than the surface to be covered. Lay them down on a wax palette, face up. Moisten the foam brush with water and then squeeze it out as much as possible.
Pour a generous dollop of Mod Podge on a foam plate. Use the sponge brush to apply a coat of Mod Podge horizontally to the paper. Let that dry and brush on another coat vertically. Let dry, turn the paper over and repeat.
By creating this cross hatching, you've stretched and stabilized the paper so that it will lay perfectly flat. I use this method whenever I decoupage or incorporate papers where I don't want texture.
The paper is now prepped properly.
Brush Mod Podge all over the surface of the scissors holder with the foam brush, positioning your paper down into the wet Mod Podge. Smooth out any air pockets with the brayer or with your fingers.
Let everything dry.
Trim the paper with the craft knife and sand the edges smooth.
Apply prepped decorative paper to the sides, if desired.
Instead of using papers, you may just want to basecoat the holder in your favorite color. It's up to you.
Click here to download the FREE full size line drawing.
Using a fine tip permanent marker, trace the line drawing onto tracing paper.
Position the tracing on the surface and use dark graphite and the stylus to transfer the design. Use light pressure.
Use the #6 flat to basecoat all of the leaves with 2 coats of Hauser Medium Green.
With the #12 flat, float Dark Forest Green on one side of the center veins (as indicated by the tiny dots).
With the #12 flat, add random tints to the edges of the leaves with floats of Victorian Blue.
Use the scumbler to dry-brush some highlights with Olive Green. Load the brush into the paint, wiping most of it off on a dry paper towel. Lightly rub the paint on.
Let's paint some daisies!!
Mix 4 parts Matte Gel Medium with 1 part Williamsburg Blue. Mix thoroughly with a craft stick or small palette knife.
This will create textured petals for the daisies.
Load the #3 round into the mix, Stroke on the petals, using pressure strokes, starting at the tip of the petal, pulling toward the flower centre.
Start with the petals that are tucked behind others and finish with the petals that appear in front.
Paint one daisy at a time.
You’ll notice that the gel medium renders the paint somewhat transparent. Let everything dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Using the #12 flat, shade at the base of each petal, with floats of Deep Midnight Blue. Let dry.
Overstroke each petal:
First load the #3 round into (clean) matte gel medium and tip it into Light Buttermilk. Pull the Light Buttermilk from each tip toward the centers. Re-load for each petal.
Repeat with Warm White.
To finish the daisies, use the deerfoot to stipple the centers first with Burnt Sienna. Wipe the brush on paper towel and tip the toe into a little True Ochre, repeat with Moon Yellow and finally with just a touch of Warm White.
Finish with 3 or 4 coats of gloss varnish.
I hope you enjoy painting this little project.