DecoArt® Momma and Baby Owl Tray

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Momma and Baby Owl Tray

Who wouldn't love this clever tray/family tree full of Americana® Acrylic color? A perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Sand tray smooth and remove dust with damp paper towel
  • 2
    Using ¾ inch wash brush, basecoat flat part of tray facing up with 1:5 mix of Baby Blue and Snow White.
  • 3
    Using ¾ inch wash brush, basecoat sides and bottom of tray Buttermilk.
  • 4
    Copy pattern unto tracing paper and, using stylus or ballpoint pen, transfer to flat, top part of tray with graphite paper.
  • 5
    Using #6 flat shader brush for trunk and larger part of limbs, and #1 liner brushes for thinner limbs, basecoat tree Milk Chocolate.
  • 6
    Using #4 flat shader brush, basecoat leaves, starting with one on far left and proceeding clockwise: Baby Pink + Snow White 1:1; next leaf, Hauser Light Green; next, Cadmium Yellow; next, Hauser Light Green; next, Baby Pink + Snow White 1:1; next, Hauser Light Green; next Spa Blue + Snow White 1:1; next Hauser Light Green; and finally Flesh Tone.
  • 7
    Using #4 flat shader brush, basecoat momma owl with 1:1 mix of Baby Pink + Snow White; her wings, Razzleberry; baby owl, Cadmium Yellow; their feet and beaks, Jack-O'-Lantern Orange; and using #1 liner brush, their eyes, Snow White.
  • 8
    Using 3/8" angle shader brush for all shading and #1 liner brush for all line work, shade and do line work for leaves from far left proceeding clockwise: leaf at far left, shade with Royal Fuchsia; next leaf, shade and line in plaid with Hauser Medium Green; next leaf, shade with Terra Cotta; next leaf, shade with Hauser Medium Green; next leaf, shade and line in plaid with Royal Fuchsia; next shade and dot using handle end of large paintbrush with Hauser Medium Green; next leaf, shade with Calypso Blue; next left, shade and line in plaid with Hauser Medium Green; last leaf, shade and dot using handle end of large paintbrush with Royal Fuchsia.
  • 9
    Using 3/8" angle shader brush, shade around tree and limbs with Dark Chocolate. Add streaks of shading randomly on trunk and limbs with Dark Chocolate. Using 3/8" angle shader brush, add streaks of Khaki Tan highlight randomly. Using #1 liner brush, line around curls on ends of branches with Dark Chocolate.
  • 10
    Using 3/8" angle shader brush, shade momma owl with Royal Fuchsia; around her wings with Napa Red; baby owl with Terra Cotta. Using handle end of large paintbrush, dot in eyes with Lamp Black.
  • 11
    Using #1 liner brush, line in "MOM" letters: first M with Razzleberry; O with Calypso Blue; and last M with Jack-O'-Lantern Orange.
  • 12
    To personalize tray, using #1 liner brush, line in names of Mom's children on leaves with Lamp Black.
  • 13
    Line around tree, owls, leaves, and "Mom" letters with black marker.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buttermilk 104106660
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Terra Cotta 104106677
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dark Chocolate 104106680
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Spa Blue 104549561
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Light Green 104106597
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Medium Green 104106598
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Dark Green 104106599
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Royal Fuchsia 104106604
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Napa Red 104106611
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Khaki Tan 104106617
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Razzleberry 104549543
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jack-O'-Lantern 104106646
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calypso Blue 104106651
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Tray 8-1/2 inchx 12 inch 104141806
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush 3/4 inch Wash 104548662
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 4 104118909
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 6 104618376
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush #1 Liner 104548626
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush 3/8 inch Angle Shader 104548638
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128548
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Tape
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • Tracing paper
  • Graphite paper
  • Ballpoint pen
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