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Bird Topiary Panel

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Everyone knows a bird in a bush in worth two in your hand!! This fun project is so quick and easy to create with an extra bling using FolkArt Extreme Glitter!
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Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 6" x 6"
Item #12754
Wood canvas panels are perfect for a variety of project types including decoupage and painting. Wood panels offer a solid surface to paint on and are simple to hang and display.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.
Item #2553
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 - Cinnamon, 2 oz.
Item #2558
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 - Brilliant Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2574
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 ® Extreme Glitter™ - Tourquoise, 2 oz.
Item #2790
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #515
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 - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
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.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Bird
Item #WM97087
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create a groovy project or show your allegiance with this high quality, smooth finish wooden shape.


Other Supplies
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate for palette
Fine grit sandpaper
¾” Flat brush
No. 4 Flat brush
No. 1 Liner brush
White craft glue
Ruler
Pencil

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Basecoat entire wood panel Vintage White and allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply base color. Allow to dry.
     
  2. When dry, measure and mark ½” border around entire panel. Paint border Lime Green and allow to dry.
     
  3. Paint checkerboard sections of Calypso Sky.
     
  4. When dry, paint Turquoise FolkArt Extreme Glitter over the Calypso Sky sections. Apply three coats allowing each application to dry before applying the next.

Painting Instructions

  1. Topiary – Either sketch freehand a pot, stem and tree or use pattern provided and apply to prepared panel.
     
  2. Paint pot and stem Cinnamon.
     
  3. Paint topiary Lime green. Add touches of Wicker White as a highlight randomly over Lime Green.
  4. Add a few small leaves outside the topiary.
     
  5. Paint accent dots of Brilliant Pink throughout topiary. Allow to dry.
     
  6. Bird – Paint wood cutout Calypso Sky; allow to dry. Sand if needed and reapply basecoat.
     
  7. Paint the beak and eye Cinnamon.
     
  8. Paint feather strokes of Lime Green and Wicker White.
     
  9. Add accents of polka dots of Lime Green and Wicker White.
     
  10. Embellish the bird’s belly with a touch of Turquoise FolkArt Extreme Glitter.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Paint a “line – dot – dot – line” pattern in Cinnamon around between the checkerboard and the Vintage White section.
     
  2. When dry, attach bird wood shape to painted panel.
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