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Bird Topiary Panel

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!

At a Glance:

#4420 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz. - 2553

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cinnamon, 2 oz. - 2558

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bright Pink, 2 oz. - 2546

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Turquoise, 2 oz. - 2790

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz. - 515

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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instructions

Other Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Bird, #WM97087, 6" x 6" Wood panel, 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.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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