Print Pattern

"All Hearts Come Home for Christmas" Sill Sitter

contributed by Yesteryear
by Donna Atkins

May be used for fun and profit and teaching in class. No mass or commercial reproduction without consent from Donna Atkins.

E-mail yesteryrda@aol.com for any other questions. Thank you.

Possible uses. Sill sitter, small grab bag exchanges, a small gift from the 'heart: place settings at a holiday dinner (paint each guest's name on the back to mark their place at the table - they then take a home as a remembrance of the evening). Feel free to vary colors - use different color rag strips, optional block colors: Burgundy Rose, Dark Forest Green; optional house
colors: Burnt Umber, Pigskin; optional sky colors: Blue Haze, Territorial Beige.


Let your imagination run wild and enjoy!

Supplies Needed

Paint - Delta Ceramcoat/Varnish
Black, Lichen Grey, Butter Cream, Burgundy Rose / Satin Varnish

Materials
4-3/4" length of 2x4 pine, Sanding pad and/or palm sander, fabric scrap.

Brushes
Loew Cornell: 10/0 Liner, #4 Round
Stencil brush for spattering,  Foam brush

Painting instructions:
Paint entire block Black. Sand entire block, heavily along edges. Transfer oval and
horizon line to one side of block.

Sky: Paint Lichen Grey
Snow: Paint Butter Cream. When dry, sand lightly.

Transfer house and trees.
Trees: Black
House: Burgundy Rose,
Roof, windows, and door Black.

Transfer remainder of pattern.
Heart: Burgundy Rose
Lettering: Black
Striping: Stripe around top of oval Butter Cream. Dip dot Butter Cream snow in the sky.
Optional: Paint (To..., From..., and Date) on the back if you're giving as a gift.
Spatter scene lightly with Black.
Spatter entire block Lichen Grey.

When dry, varnish. Tie a rag strip around the block when dry.