DecoArt Giraffe Canvas

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Giraffe Canvas

The whimsical DecoArt Giraffe Canvas, full of wild, wonderful color, is perfect for a kid's room or play area.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Let paint and sealer dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. You may want to practice your technique or check your color by first making a smaller sample print on cardstock.
  • 2
    Download project template, increasing the template's size if needed before printing.
  • 3
    Use sponge brush and Sea Breeze to paint canvas.
  • 4
    Use transfer and tracing paper to transfer pattern from the template onto canvas.
  • 5
    Use 1/2 inch flat brush to paint neck, mouth, head and outer ears Mustard. Use the same brush to paint inner ears and spots Canyon Orange. Use the same brush to paint muzzle and horns Buttermilk. Use the same brush to paint leaves Festive Green.
  • 6
    Thin Jack-o-Lantern with water and use 0 liner brush to paint plaid lines on giraffe spots.
  • 7
    Thin Buttermilk with water and use 0 liner brush to paint line on each leaf.
  • 8
    Thin Canyon Orange with water and use 3/4 inch flat brush to paint shading along top of ears, under head, sides of neck and under muzzle on mouth. The darkest part of the paint mixture should be along edges. Fade the paint color inward by blending with wet brush.
  • 9
    Use stencil brush dipped in Dark Chocolate to stamp dots at ends of horns.
  • 10
    Use 1/2 inch flat brush and Dark Chocolate to paint hair, eyes, nostrils and stems.
  • 11
    Spray canvas with sealer.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Studio 12 inch x 16 inch 104134551
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sea Breeze 104521657 (3)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Mustard 104663438 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buttermilk 104106660
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Jack-O'-Lantern 104106646
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104106647
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dark Chocolate 104106680
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canyon Orange 104113285
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Flat Wash 1/2 inch 104464131
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 0 104464143
  • Nicole™ Crafts Sponge Brush 2 inch 104114525
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Brush 3/8 inch 104114457
  • Nicole™ Crafts Econo Tracing Pad 9 inch x 12 inch 30 pc. 104135777
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch White 4 pc. 104111939
  • Cardstock (optional - see step 1)
  • Water Container for Rinsing Brushes
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels or Cloths for Cleanup
  • Pencil
Download Project Template