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Blue, Blue Heron on Wooden Canvas

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Blue, Blue Heron on Wooden Canvas
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Blue, Blue Heron on Wooden Canvas

designed by Leslie Smith

Blue, Blue Heron by Leslie Smith features DecoArt's new Chalky Finishâ„¢ Gesso to create the smoothest background for painting.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Gold (DAO9)
  • Avocado (DAO52)
  • Brilliant Purple (DA353)
  • Burnt Sienna (DAO63)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Graphite (DA161)
  • Periwinkle (DA366)
  • Primary Blue (DA200)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Chalky Finish™

  • Light Green (CG17)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Emperor's Gold (DA148) — optional
  • Shimmering Silver (DAO70) — optional

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Soft Touch Varnish (DS123)
  • DuraClear® High-Gloss Varnish (DS128)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • #4 round brush
  • wooden canvas (9" x 12")
  • gallery-wrapped canvas (9" x 12")
  • 1" flat brush


NOTE: Read the instructions completely before beginning the project.

  1. Enlarge the pattern to fit the surface of the canvas.
  2. See the step-by-steps below for further details of the painting.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Another view of the design
    Step 2 Example
  4. Both designs pictured together.
    Step 3 Example