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Yellow Bird & Swirly Flowers Canvas

By: Karen Embry
Karen Embry
Karen Embry

Artist/designer Karen Embry believes "art feeds the heart & soul," and is well known for her sophisticated, yet whimsical artistic style. Karen is a colorist whose delightful images include pizzazz and personality which is reflected in her bold and captivating design collections. From the time she was a child, Karen always knew that her path in life would evolve into a joyful, creative way to express herself.

As owner of Karen Embry Designs, LLC, Karen focuses on creating new and trendy designs for licensing to manufacturers. The response to Karen's art has been phenomenal and her designs can be found worldwide on giftware, home decor and craft products, with many new products regularly released.

Karen is a native Floridian and attended the University of South Florida. She is a proud mother of two children, Davi and Kyle. She still resides in Florida with her husband Chuck and their two dogs, Jake and Ginger.
Paint this friendly picture set. It's canvas painting made easy.
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Clear Acrylic Sealer - Matte, 12 oz.
Item #1469
Easy-to-use spray protects paint, lacquer, varnish, stain, glue, wood and other porous surfaces. Creates a strong, crystal clear and non-yellowing acrylic seal. Reduces tackiness, a common issue with decoupage projects. No runs or drips. Dries quickly.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
Item #1626
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2552
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 2 oz.
Item #2786
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.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Silver, 2 oz.
Item #2787
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.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Teddy Bear Brown, 2 oz.
Item #417
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hauser Green Light, 2 oz.
Item #459
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Item #480
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #735
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.
Item #867
Allows paint to stay wet longer while maintaining paint thickness, giving the decorative painter more time to blend, shade and highlight. Use on sealed or unsealed surfaces.

$2.09

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
Item #917
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.

$1.59

Other Supplies
1/4 " angled brush
1/2" angled brush
#6 round brush
10/0 liner brush
1/4" flat brush
1/2" flat brush
8" x 8" canvas
Blue transfer paper
Tracing paper
Pencil

Instructions

Trace "Pattern Number 1" and "Pattern Number 2" on to tracing paper.

Transfer "Pattern number 1" to the 8" x 8" canvas using the Chaco transfer paper.

Using the 1/2" flat brush, paint the outer border of the pattern that you have transferred to your canvas with Titanium White. Float the outer edge of this border with Yellow Ochre and a small amount of Blending Gel using the 1/2" angled brush. Let dry.

Paint the upper middle and lower middle triangle with a 50/50 mix of blending gel and Citrus Green using the #6 round brush.  The blending gel will give the paint a transparent look. Let dry. Paint the vertical stripes in these sections with Citrus Green using the 1/4" flat brush. Let Dry.

Paint the triangles on the left and right with a 50/50 mix of Blending Gel and Grass Green using the #6 round brush. Let Dry.  Paint the round circles in these triangles with a mix of Grass Green mixed with just a touch of Blending Gel using the #6 round brush. Let dry.

Using the liner brush paint the diagonal lines that cross from corner to corner with Grass Green mixed with a tiny bit of water to thin the paint. Let dry.

Transfer "Pattern Number 2" over the area you have already painted. Basecoat the bird, flowers and leaves with Titanium White using the #6 round brush. Let dry. Basecoat the bird & flowers again, this time with Lemon Custard using the #6 round brush. Float the top of the bird's head and the outer tips of the flower petals with Titanium White and a tiny bit of Blending Gel using the 1/4" angled brush. Using the 1/4" angled brush float a little Lemon Custard on the outer edge of the bird's stomach, the bird's tail and near the centers of the flowers. Let dry. Float the bottom tip of the bird's tail and the lower part of the stomach with Yellow Ochre using the 1/4" angled brush. Paint the bird's beak and legs Yellow Ochre using the 10/0 liner brush. Paint the bird's wing with Yellow Ochre using the #6 round brush. Float the top of the bird's wing using Lemon Custard and a small amount of Blending Gel. Let dry.

Outline the bird and paint the dots/swirls on bird using Yellow Ochre with the 10/0 liner brush. Outline the wing with a 50/50 mix of Yellow Ochre and Teddy Bear Brown. Paint the bird's eye Teddy Bear Brown. Outline the flowers & paint the dots on the flowers with Yellow Ochre using the 10/0 liner brush.

Paint the tree branch with Yellow Ochre using the #6 round brush. Paint a thin line along the top edge of the branch with Lemon Custard using the 10/0 liner brush. 

Basecoat the leaves with Grass Green using the #6 round brush. Float the inner tips of the leaves (closest to the flower) with Hauser Green & Blending Gel using the 1/4" angled brush. Outline the leaves, paint the swirly designs around the border edge using the 10/0 liner brush.

Spray the entire piece with a light coat of Matte Finish Spray. Let dry.

Paint the leaves with two coats of Extreme Glitter Peridot using the #6 round brush. Paint the bird's wing with two coats of Extreme Glitter using the #6 round brush.

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