Assorted Royal Aqualon Brushes Detail Brush Paper Cup (3) Pencil Plastic Spoon (3) Water
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1. Lightly wipe ware with a damp sponge to prepare surface for painting.
2. First, determine where the center of your spider web will be located. Sketch a small dot to indicate the center point.
3. Use an Aqualon Liner or Script brush to paint straight lines extending in multiple directions from the center point. Add dimension to your web by alternating the thickness of each line.
4. Just around the center point, paint concave lines extending from one straight line to its neighbor line. Continue this in a circular pattern.
5. Build the web structure by painting concentric concave lines until you achieve a web size to your liking.
6. To add a spider to the web, paint an 8-shaped body, then 8 curvy legs extending from the body. Let the spiderweb dry completely.
7. Create a wash of color by mixing in a paper cup 1 part water to 1 part Bright Grape. Use a paintbrush or a plastic spoon to mix the wash, then dip a fan brush into the mixture. Place brush nearest the web center point and rotate in a circular motion until the color extends about 2-3 inches from the center point.
8. Repeat the above process to create a Bright Taupe wash of color. Dip a fan brush into the color wash, then rotate the brush in a circular motion so that it borders the Bright Grape color wash circle.
9. Repeat the above process, again, using Neon Orange. Dip a fan brush into the color wash, then fill in the remaining areas on the surface of the plate.
10. Dip a fan brush into water. Lightly brush a final coat of water over the entire plate surface. This will ensure a more natural blend of colors. Let dry.