Country Roads - JP3350 Bundle

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Bundle comes complete with cut corner tray, design packet with full color photos, patterns and instructions for the design shown.  The cut corner tray has been one of Jo Sonja's favorite pieces for decades.  Originally made from steel and tin but we have had this tray beautifully reproduced in alder and baltic birch.  All of the moldings are solid alder and the floor of the tray is birch ply.   The tray is wonderfully lightweight at just 10 ounces and yet is a full 17" long by 11" wide. 

Bright red tulips decorate this tray that expresses the deeply loved wish for home.  Truly a contemporary expression of a popular old theme.  Young girls embroidered this small colonial style home on samples during the 1800's and you can see many variations of these houses on items from colonial times.  The wall painter, Rufus Porter, decorated many a colonial home with charmingly simple scenes including these stylized trees and houses.  An enduring tradition that is just as delightful today as it was popular then.

Painting medium of choice
Retarder Medium
Water Based Polyurethane Varnish, Satin

Purple Madder or Red Violet -RV
Napthol Crimson or Geranium* - R
Tiger Lily* - O
Marigold* - YO
Yellow Light - Y
Yellow Green - YG
Olive Green - G
Unbleached Titanium - W
Raw Umber - BR

*Background colors

#5-6 short liner or #3-4 round - Basic painting
#4-6 filbert - Painting the scene
#2 liner - Fine details, color washed stripes
1/2" filbert - Applying glaze
1/2" - 3/4" Possibilities Brush or mop - Blending out glaze
1" flat or filbert - Applying Retarder Medium