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Songbird Triptych

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Put these stylish songbird canvases, a pretty triptych of three bird paintings, on your wall for chic DIY home decor.

Songbird Three Painting Set

Materials:

DecoArt Products Required
Americana Acrylics

  • DAO59 - Toffee
  • DA180 - Asphaltum
  • DA216 - Soft Peach
  • DA252 - Lemonade
  • DA268 - Turquoise Blue

Americana Brushes

  • DBL1502-B - Script Liner 2
  • DBR2004-B - Round 4
  • DBR2006-B - Round 6

Multi-Purpose Sealer

  • DS17 - Multi-Purpose Sealer


Supplies

  • Patterns here
  • Water container
  • Foam plate
  • Paper towels
  • Small sharp scissors or craft blade
  • Tracing and transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" and 1" round foam pouncers
  • Three 11" x 14" wrapped canvases


Instructions:


1. Use flat brush to paint one canvas in each of Lemonade, Soft Peach, and Turquoise Blue. Let dry.
2. Trace and transfer background patterns onto canvases.
3. On Lemonade canvas, use script brush dipped in Toffee to paint over pencil lines. Referring to photo for placement, use 4 round brush to add stem. Let dry.
4. Transfer thistle pattern onto Turquoise Blue canvas and paint along pencil lines with Toffee.
5. On Soft Peach canvas, use 2 script liner brush and Toffee to load and drag brush down length of canvas to paint lines for stems. (Refer to photo for angles of some lines and connections of partial lines.)
6. Referring to photo, use 6 round brush and Toffee to paint buds on stems by pressing and dragging toward stem while slowly lifting. Let dry.
7. Lay three canvases in position as they will hang. Refer to photo for placement and use 4 round brush and Asphaltum to paint branches across canvases. Let dry.
8. Trace and transfer bird pattern to accompanying backgrounds (refer to photos).
9. Paint bird shapes with Asphaltum; let dry.
10. Apply coat of Multi-Purpose Sealer over canvases and let dry completely.

Helpful Hints
1. Bird patterns can also be transferred by rubbing pencil lead on back of graphite paper over pattern lines, then tracing over pattern lines on front of paper with back side against canvas.
2. A hair dryer on low setting can be used to speed drying process.

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