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birdhouse paint pattern

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Birdhouse With Vine


Painted Breadboard


bread board birdhouse paint pattern


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About The Artist


This pattern was generously donated by Dawn Seevers and is her original design, copyright owned by her. You may use it for your own use only. You may sell items you have made using the pattern, but you may not sell the pattern.

What the artist says: "I have always loved a wide assortment of crafts, my favorites being painting, cross stitch/stitching and crochet. I recently discovered and taught myself Decorative Painting and spend my free time painting on an assortment of 'finds'.

INSTRUCTIONS

Supplies Required:

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Paints: Americana

Wedgewood Blue
Country Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Sable Brown
Avocado

Paints: Delta

Barn Red
Raw Sienna
White
Black
Antique White

Brushes

Initial base coat: large, flat brush: #5/8
Base bird house: smaller flat brushes (depending on size of area): #6,#4 and #2
Float the shade: angle shader: #1/4 (a flat shader could be used as well)
Outlining: liner brush: #0

This project was done on a breadboard, but could be painted on most anything. The breadboard was base painted in Antique White. When base coat is dry, transfer the birdhouse pattern.

NOTE: Transfer only the birdhouse part of the pattern - the vine will be transferred later. If you get the whole thing transferred, that is fine; you will still transfer the vine again later.


To transfer pattern:
Dawn suggests graphite paper or sewing transfer paper. She says, "I prefer sewing paper because it comes in different colors and it rubs right off if you make a mistake." Simply place the transfer paper between the pattern and your object to be painted (transfer paper coating side toward your object). With your pattern face up over the object and transfer paper, simply trace all lines of the pattern. The pattern will rub off onto your object.


Paint your layers following the steps below, in the order given.

1. Base in the colors:

  Main part of birdhouse........................Country Blue
  Top of roof and perch..........................Barn Red
  Bottom part of roof and heart............Wedgewood Blue
  Checks at bottom of house..................Barn Red and Yellow Ochre
  Post.................................................Raw Sienna

2. Float Shade:
  Around edges of house................Wedgewood Blue
  Checks......................................Sable Brown
  Edges of Post............................Burnt Sienna

3. Highlight: Drybrush using White:

"Drybrushing" is using a dry brush, dipped into a little bit of paint, then wiping most of it off, then painting onto the piece to give highlights. It works in a way similar to stenciling.
  Dry brush the following: Top roof tiles, perch, bottom roof section

4. Detail:
  Post...........Wood grain using Burnt Sienna and Black
  Bird House....For this project I followed some of the natural grains in the wood, but you could also make it look like siding. Use Wedgewood Blue.
Outline entire birdhouse and post in black.
5. Vine:
  Transfer vine outline from pattern.
  Paint vine in Burnt Sienna.
  Base leaves in Avocado and highlight with Yellow Ochre.

PATTERN

To copy pattern:

Right-click anywhere on the pattern and save it to your own computer to print. Use a photo copier to enlarge or shrink the pattern to the size you desire. OR Download Pattern as pdf file.

pattern for bird house painting


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