Winter. Outside the window, small snowflakes whirl in dance. I want to light a fireplace, candles and warm hands with a hot mug. Winter is an amazing time of the year when the family gathers together, and even the "most busy" find a minute to call their relatives. What can be more fun than winter games? What could be more beautiful than a winter forest? What can be more delicious than New Year's table dishes? And what can be more expensive than a gift made by own hands? Only a gift made with love. Today we breathe the most pleasant feelings of winter and the warmth of our love in a wonderful New Year's gift - a housekeeper with a picture of a Scottish terrier proudly walking along a snow-covered street. We can carry out the clay in the technique of direct decoupage on a wooden surface with delicate aging and minimal sketching. Materials:
- a wooden workpiece made of solid wood;
- varnish and water-based paints;
- silky-matt varnish for the finish coat;
- napkins for decoupage;
- metal hanger and screws;
- a stiff brush or toothbrush;
- brushes, stamping (stamping can be safely replaced by a slice of the economic sponge).
We will work with such a wooden blank. In this work, the variety of the tree does not matter, but if you take into account that at the last stage you need to screw the screws and hooks, it will be more convenient if the workpiece is made of softwood. For example, pine, as in this case. Although, if you have a strong man's hand to help, just do it! From the napkin we tear out the motive, which will beused for decoration. Below there is a curb of a Scottish cage and an image of Scotty (Scottish Terrier). The difference between "pulling" and "cutting" is that when tearing out the fibers are evenly distributed on the surface, and there is no clear transition from the pattern to the base, and the cropped edge gives a step that will then need to be cleaned and leveled longer. We clean the workpiece with sandpaper, primer, and varnish. In this work, varnish and water-based paints will be used - acrylic. Wipe the napkin to the paint layer. Do it very easily with slightly damp fingers - squeeze tightly the napkin, and sharply open your fingers. We glue to the prepared surface ondiluted lacquer. Concentration can be any, but most conveniently, when the ratio of water and lacquer is about 10: 1 or 8: 2. So the napkin lays down more smoothly, without streaks. The side of the wooden billet is colored in the colors of the Scottish cage: cadmium red, umbra, ocher. It is not necessary to accurately select the color in color. The main thing is to preserve the tonality. Next, cover the side part with white color andcarefully clean sandpaper on the prominent parts of the upper white layer - do rubbing. We work with the basic decor. The background around the dog is covered in gray (white + black + blue, but black and blue literally at the end of the toothpick). Gently apply stencils with paint. We cover with varnish. We dilute the gray paintcolor, white and black. We immerse the brush or toothbrush and lightly make the spray. The intensity and size of the droplets are controlled by the distance. The further the brush from the panel and the less paint on it, the smaller the droplets, and the wider they will be from each other. And, accordingly, if you want to make nabryzg more intense - bring the brush closer to the panel and type more paint. The reverse side is also decorated with a napkin and varnished. In fact, drawing does not matter. Hooks we paint with silver paint. We fasten the hooks to the panel. On the reverse side we fix the suspension. Without hooks, the panel will wear a decorative look andit will be appropriate both in the kitchen and in the hallway. And with hooks - a fully functional thing and an independent art object, which can be used as a housekeeper or a hanger in the kitchen.