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Bird on Tray

A beautiful tray - so easy to paint!
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Baby Blue, 2 oz.
Item #442
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sky Blue, 2 oz.
Item #465
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Asphaltum, 2 oz.
Item #476
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Easy to Paint Rub-On Patterns - Birds
Item #5201
Create professional looking results with these easy to use patterns. Simply rub them onto your surface and then paint as desired. Refer to the included tips for painting techniques, or complete using your own style. Either way, the end result will be unique and look great.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Tapioca, 2 oz.
Item #903
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Buttercup, 2 oz.
Item #905
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Burnt Sienna, 2 oz.
Item #943
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Other Supplies
Wood tray
(4) 1-1/2” Wood knobs for feet
Foam plate or palette
Container for water
Paper towels
Masking or stencil tape
White craft glue
Paintbrushes
Rubbing tool

Instructions

  1. Basecoat surface with two coats of Baby Blue inside the tray and Sky Blue on the outside, allowing paint to dry between coats.  Paint wood knobs Sky Blue.
  2.  Cut desired design elements from Rub-On Pattern sheet. Arrange elements on project surface dark side down and secure with tape.Using flat end of Rub-On Tool, rub along pattern lines using gentle pressure to transfer pattern onto project surface. 
  3. Paint basic design shapes and when dry, transfer detail lines.
  4. Create a pattern of 2” circles using a circle template or by tracing around a circular object such as a glass.  Load the #10 Flat with Sky Blue; paint circles.Using handle end of the 3/4" Flat, paint Sky Blue 1/4" dots between large circles.  Allow to dry.
  5. Load #8 Round with Tapioca; paint bird’s belly. Using same brush, paint lower wing Buttercup.
  6.  Paint branch, tail and wing section Asphaltum using same brush.
  7.  Paint remaining wing sections Burnt Sienna using #1 Liner. Using same brush loaded with thinned Burnt Sienna; paint legs.
  8.  Load #8 Round with Pure Black; paint head and beak. Using same brush, paint cheek Winter White; paint leaves Forest Moss.
  9.  Shade Buttercup wing using #1 Liner and thinned Burnt Sienna.
  10.  Add Burnt Sienna to edge of belly with #1 Liner. Use Blending Tool to shade. Thin Buttercup; paint highlights on leaves using #1 Liner.
  11.  Load #1 Liner with thinned Winter White; paint details on wings. Using same brush, thin Asphaltum; paint veins on leaves.
  12.  Load handle end of the #8 Round with Winter White; paint white of eye.
  13.  Paint pupil Pure Black using stylus.  Load #1 Liner with Winter White; paint highlight on beak and eye. 
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