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Lovely Lovebird House

Americana® Acrylics

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Lovely Lovebird House

designed by PLA Schneider

Color a birdhouse in Americana® Acrylics for an eye-catching Valentine accent.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bleached Sand (DA257)
  • Blue Harbor (DA283)
  • True Red (DA129)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • wooden birdhouse
  • #4 round brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 3/4” flat brush, basecoat the entire birdhouse with two coats of Blue Harbor.
  2. Trace and transfer the designs: to the front: birds, tree, and heart; to the roof, hearts.
  3. Mix equal parts of Blue Harbor and Snow White. Using a #4 round brush, paint the tree with the mix. (Save mix for later steps.)
  4. Using a #4 round brush, paint the birds Bleached Sand.
  5. Using a #4 round brush, paint the leaves with Snow White, Bleached Sand, True Red, and the Blue Harbor/Snow White mix.
  6. Using a #4 round brush, paint birds’ eyes and one wing, Blue Harbor; the other wing, True Red; beaks and legs, Blue Harbor/Snow White mix; heart, Snow White; and perch, True Red.
  7. Using a #4 round brush, paint the hearts on the roof Bleached Sand. Add accent dots along roof edges by alternating True Red and Snow White.