Child's Painted Honeybee Chair
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Child's Adirondack chair, shown with whitewash finish
- Acrylic paints: light blue, medium blue, light green, medium green, dark orange, peach, light pink, dark pink, yellow, black, white
- Paintbrushes: large flat, small flat, detail, angular shader
- Stylus or toothpick
- Basecoat arms, seat and 6" up the back slats with light green. Basecoat the remainder of the back slats medium blue. Apply as many coats as necessary for good coverage.
- Refer to photo. Paint light blue clouds. Paint thick blades of grass.
- Make an oval template for the flowers. Trace six onto chair back, some extending between slats. Paint stems and leaves from flower to base of back slats. Add leaf veins.
- Paint in flower shapes, first with white, then the desired color. Paint contrasting oval within the flower. Shade the flowers in dark orange. With the handle end of a brush, add dots around the flower centers. Allow to dry.
- Paint five white small ovals for bees on the back slats and one on the chair arm. Brush two white wings on each bee. Paint yellow over the white. Add black stripes to the bees as shown and facial details with a stylus or toothpick.
- Cover with a coat of varnish. Allow to dry.