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Right-click (or click and hold for Mac users) on the line drawing at the bottom of this page and save it to your hard drive. Open the image in any browser or graphics program and print. This should print out the correct size for the above plaque. If using a different sized plaque, either resize the image to desirable dimension in your graphics program and then print, or use the reduce/enlarge function on a copy machine. Repeat the same procedure to print the image of the finished plaque. Click here to print only the text on this page.
Lightly sand the wood to remove any minor imperfections. Remove dust with a tack cloth. It's not necessary to seal the wood, but do so if you prefer it.
Transfer just the moon onto your wood and basecoat with Empire Gold. Basecoat the remainder of the plaque with Black. Double load a 3/4" glaze brush (or larger if you have one) with Tangerine and Empire Gold. Use several thin layers with the Tangerine facing the outside line of the moon. Hint: The more layers you use, and the thinner they are, the better they blend and the more realistic and 3-dimensional your moon will appear. Now using the same technique and the same brush double loaded with Bright Yellow and Empire Gold, create the highlight in the center of the moon. Do this with the Bright Yellow facing the inside of the moon using a pivot type stroke. When dry, transfer all but the scarecrow's face of the pattern onto your wood.
Belt, Patch, Hat Band, Ropes around neck and wrists:
Scarecrow Head and Gloves
Hat, Boots, Cat: Basecoat with Charcoal. Shade around the perimeter of the hat, boots and cat where they are inside the moon with Black and in the areas outside the moon with Hammered Iron. Add the head opening on the hat with Black and shade around the outside of the opening with Quaker Grey and then a light float of white to accentuate. Shade beneath the brim with Black. Shade in the cat's tail with a float of Black. Add whiskers using Black on a liner brush. Shade the lower edge of the boot cuffs and over the creases in the boots with Quaker Grey. Shade beneath the boot cuffs with Black.
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