Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Animals

Christmas Animals

Hi Everyone!

In the UK the Robin is a
much used Christmas icon
but if you're in the US you'll
probably substitute it with
a Cardinal Bird.................
or so I'm told

I wonder what birds are
Christmas icons in other

Bit of a treat for you today - 
a small canvas by
Helen Chilton and it
features Robins............

Die cut the snowflakes out of card and arrange
 on a 6" x 6" canvas board.

Glue on with a wet glue and then seal. 
Trim off the edges.

When it's dry paint over with a good layer
of gesso

Let it dry again and then spritz with some 
Imagination Crafts Silver spray.

Blot back and then add some Starlights -
 I dabbed it on with my fingers.

Get out some Grunge Paste, add a blob of
 Toffee Fresco paint to colour it and
 mix together.

Scrape through the branch stencil directly 
onto your canvas.

 Don't worry if it looks a bit messy.

Use up the rest by scraping through the
 leaf stencils onto card. 

When dry, cut them out.

Using the same DecoArt stencil, 
trace some birds onto grey board.

Cut them out and gesso.

I've then added basic robin colours with 
Fresco paints.

To make them come to life, add details 
with coloured pencils.
Do the same to the leaves. 

Add a white dot to the eye.

Stick it all down onto the canvas.

 I then decided to add darker tones to 
the top right of the canvas.

Note the shading and highlighting on the 
branches and birds"

This is fun Helen
thank you very much

I am going to have to find time to
make this canvas so I'm off to
see what I have to buy.........

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

1 comment:

  1. I love this canvas by Helen, beautiful composition and great work as usual. x


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