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Bird with Vines Canvas Art

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Turn a stencil into a work of art with this stacked canvas project.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Bird
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dark Brown, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Easy to Paint Rub-On Patterns - Foliage
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Soft Apple, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Buttercup, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bayberry, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Clover, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Flat brush ¼”-1/2”
Stencil brush ¼” – ½”
Liner brush #1
Burnisher or craft stick
Stretched canvases 5” x 5” and 10” x 10”
Paper towels
Brush basin


  1. Base coat large canvas Bayberry and small canvas Jamaican Sea.

  2. Place book or hard surface under large canvas to give a firm surface when transferring pattern. Transfer vine pattern horizontally over entire canvas.

  3. Use Clover and Soft Apple to paint vines. Fill in any gaps with vine curls using liner brush.

  4. Using a very dry stencil brush, swirl Titanium White onto small canvas to create clouds.

  5. Stencil bird to canvas in colors shown blending paint for a soft look. Refer to photo for color placement.

  6. Add details with liner brush.

  7. Glue small canvas to center of large canvas.
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