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Pastel Baby Bird Canvas

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Pastel Baby Bird Canvas
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Pastel Baby Bird Canvas

designed by PLA Schneider

Make a pastel baby bird canvas to adorn your little one's bedroom walls.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Inheritance (ADC12)
  • Innocence (ADC05)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Rouge (ADC07)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Timeless (ADC04)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Versatile Checks (12" x 12") (ADS20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape
  • 1" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • 12" x 12" canvas (or any square size of your choice)
  • cosmetic sponges

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a 1" flat brush to paint the entire canvas with Serene. Place the Americana Decor Versatile Checks Stencil down on the canvas and, using a cosmetic sponge, dab on Lace. Turn the stencil to make a checkered pattern and, using a cosmetic sponge, randomly dab on Timeless and Delicate.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a pencil to trace the bird pattern onto the canvas. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the bird's body in Innocence and the wing in Delicate.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #8 round brush to paint the beak in Delicate. Mix (1) part Rouge with (3) parts Innocence. Use the mix with a #8 round brush to paint outline the bird's body and the Xs on the belly. Save mix for later step.
  4. Use a #8 round brush to outline the wing, beak, and Xs in Heritage.
  5. Use painter's tape to mask off 3/4" border around the canvas. Use a 1" flat brush and the same mix from step 3 to paint the canvas' top, bottom, and sides.