Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint
2401 Light Ivory
2459 Crocus Yellow
2469 Antique Rose
2537 Light Foliage Green
2573 Dark Victorian Teal
Gel Blending Medium
All Purpose Wood Sealer
Matte interior Varnish
Royal Langnickel Brushes
R950-1 1" Mop/Oval Brush
R2160-1/2 ½" Aqualon Angular
R2250-2 #2 Aqualon Round
R2595-1 #1 Aqualon Liner
3525 9.5" Wood Charger from Walnut Hollow
Sand paper- fine grit
Ruler and pencil
Instructions- Please take a moment to review the instructions on all product packaging before beginning your project.
1. Sand plate to smooth any rough edges or patches. Dust off with paper towel.
2. Using the 1" brush, apply a coat of wood sealer following package instructions.
3. Using the 1" brush, apply two smooth even coats of Light Ivory to the entire plate. Let dry.
4. Apply one smooth even coat of varnish to the top of the plate. Let dry.
5. Divide the rim of the plate into 12 equal quadrants and lightly mark using the ruler and pencil. Add a second line 1/8" from the first, refer to photo. I used a bowl, approximately 4" in diameter to mark the circle in the center of the plate.
6. Using a brush blend of paint and Gel Blending Medium, apply a wash of Crocus Yellow, Dark Victorian Teal + Light Ivory (1:2) and Antique Rose to alternating areas around the rim of the plate. Refer to photo. Let dry.
7. Basecoat the outer circle in the center of the plate with the teal mix from above. Let dry
8. Wash the inner circle in the center of the plate with a brush mix of gel Blending Medium and the teal mix. Keeping the color darker on the outside edges. Let dry.
9. Apply one smooth even coat of varnish to the top of the plate. Let dry.
10. Wipe the entire plate with the dryer sheet to help alleviate any static cling, which will occur between the varnish and the embossing powder.
11. Stamp the Bee Cupcake and Celebrate in the center of the plate using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle with Midnight Black embossing powder, shake off excess. Use a small dry brush to remove any excess powder. Carefully heat set using the embossing gun. On wood you need to keep the gun moving so as not to bubble the paint or scorch the wood. Keep the heat gun moving in small circles over the entire design image. Embossing powder is "cooked" when it appears shiny.
12. Repeat step 10 using the desired images to stamp the cupcake bottoms all around the rim. Let cool.
13. Repeat step 10 above and add the tops to the cupcakes. Let cool.
14. Using the round brush and thin washes of paint color in the images as desired using the colors from the palette. Let dry.
15. Using the ½" angle brush shade around the edge of each area using the same color; Crocus Yellow, Antique Rose and the teal mix.
16. Using the #1 liner and thinned Black outline each segment on the rim and around the circles.
17. Using a brush handle dot the outer circle in the center of the plate with Black.
18. Carefully add dots to the areas between the painted segments on the rim, refer to photo, with the teal mix, Light Foliage Green and Antique Rose. Set aside to dry.
19. Finish with two smooth even coats of varnish. Let dry and enjoy!