You will need
  • - unpainted wooden spoon;
  • - gouache, tempera, aniline dyes of different colors or oil paint;
  • water;
  • - brush No. 2-6;
  • - gelatin or carpenter's glue;
  • - tooth powder;
  • oil, alcohol or nitrocellulose lacquer.
Wooden spoons are often carved out of basswood, birch, alder, aspen. These types of wood is easily painted with gouache, tempera. You can also use oil and aniline dye.
If the surface of the spoon has a rough, in front of painted sand product sand paper: first, with the larger pad, then the smaller ones.
If you want to achieve a perfectly smooth surface, Polish the spoon. Experts advise to do this with wood shavings or purchased at a pharmacy dry horsetail.
Before you choose the paint, determine the purpose of the product. If your spoon is purely decorative, will not come into contact with moisture, you can safely paint it with tempera or coloured gouache. These paints do not require priming.
If you decide to paint the spoon with oil paints, pre-Prime it in two or three divided doses. The simplest part primer: 1 part of dry gelatin or carpenter's glue, 5 parts of a dental powder. For a glass of water for measure, it is sufficient to take a teaspoon.
Select for a list of the desired paint. This can be a water-soluble light-fast aniline dye. Mix different colors in water, heated to 70-80oC. For 250 ml paint enough 1.5-2 grams of dye.
Choose to paint with a small brush (No. 2-6), preferably of the squirrel. Think carefully about figure painting (berries, leaves, abstract drawing, etc.). If necessary, apply light touches to the contours of the ornament on the surface.
Apply the paint to the surface of the spoon according to his artistic vision. A mandatory rule of the masters of wood painting: paint should be applied in one go!