Paint: pink, yellow green, light blue, orchid, white
Brushes: #10 flat, #6 flat, liner
- Use the biggest brush to basecoat the postcard.
- Repeat stripes vertically and horizontally. The width of the brush will dictate the width of the stripes. Repeat the stripes to create the plaid pattern.
- Start with the wide brush and paint 3 stripes vertically and horizontally.
- Add the other stripes, one color at a time, carefully placing them so that they are repeated consistently.
Paint: bright yellow, black white, light blue
Brushes: #8 filbert, liner
Other Supplies: permanent black fine point pen
- Basecoat the postcard with light blue.
- Use the filbert to paint each bee body with 2 strokes (front and back) with bright yellow. Notice the filbert hairs are cut to a curve on the end. The creates the curved end of the bee body.
- Use the liner (or a black marker) to paint the black stripes on each bee.
- The wings are single strokes with the filbert. Load the brush, press down and lift to make a wide stroke with a tail.
- Draw the antennae and the bee trials with the pen.
Paint: bright pink, yellow, orange, yellow green
Brushes: large flat for basecoating, scruffy brush or texture brush, #8 flat
Other Supplies: Something to make a 1” circle shape (template or small lid to trace around)
- Basecoat the postcard with bright pink.
- Use a lid to trace circles about 1” in diameter evenly spaced on the postcard.
- Use the scruffy brush or a texture brush to pounce yellow into the circle shapes.
- partially load the yellow brush with a little orange to pat into the bottom of each circle.
- Use the tip of the brush handle to do dot petals in white. These are called dip-dots. Dip the handle into white, then apply to make the petal. Repeat for each petal.
- Use the #8 flat to paint leaf shapes between the flowers with yellow green.