DecoArt Heart Flower and Bird Canvases

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Heart Flower and Bird Canvases

Two images of spring combine in the project known as the DecoArt Heart Flower and Bird Canvases.

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
    Basecoat both canvases Butter using flat brush.
  • 4
    Download and print project template. Cut out patterns. Refer to photo for placement and using tracing paper, lightly trace around heart pattern on upper canvas. Once you have traced one side of the heart, reverse the cut out and line it up on the canvas so that you can finish drawing a complete heart next to it.
  • 5
    Use ruler to draw line down center of canvas below heart.
  • 6
    Draw vertical line down center of bottom canvas. Draw horizontal line across bottom canvas 1-1/4 inch from bottom edge.
  • 7
    Use blender brush and Hauser Light Green to paint stem line.
  • 8
    Trace around leaf pattern and repeat as desired along sides of stem. Use shader brush and Hauser Light Green to paint leaf shapes.
  • 9
    Use flat brush and Hauser Light Green to paint band across bottom of canvas, continuing band to sides of canvas.
  • 10
    Use filbert brush and Petal Pink to paint heart.
  • 11
    Use handle end of paintbrush dipped in Snow (Titanium) White to dot on heart.
  • 12
    Refer to photo for placement and trace around bird pattern.
  • 13
    Use chisel brush and Baby Blue to fill in along outline and to paint beak and legs; fill in remainder of bird using shader brush.
  • 14
    Spray both canvases with sealer.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Premier 8 inch x 10 inch 104134581 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Ochre 104106685 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Light Green 104106597 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Petal Pink 104106638
  • DecoArt Americana 12 oz. Sealer Spray Matte 104549584
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Shader 8 104464129
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Chisel Blender 4 104464080
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Filbert 10 104464094
  • Nicole™ Crafts Econo Tracing Pad 9 inch x 12 inch 30 pc. 104135777
  • Cardstock (optional - see step 1)
  • Water Container for Rinsing Brushes
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels or Cloths for Cleanup
  • Pencil
Download Project Template