Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
14
JAN
2013

Bird canvas mini paintings

by: Jo

Bird canvas mini paintings
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A co-worker of mine, Micaela, recently did some sketches of bird heads for a project that she didn’t end up using. I loved the sketches and asked her if I could use them for a project. She was happy to let me and said I could even share her design with you all so you could paint your own.

download bird sketch pattern Download the bird sketch pattern

She originally sketched the designs to go on 12″x12″ canvases, but I loved the thought of doing them in miniature on 3″x3″ canvases instead. So, when I printed the pattern sheet, I shrunk it down so that each little bird head would fit onto one of my tiny canvases.

bird canvas mini paintings

I used black transfer paper to trace the design onto the canvas. Transfer paper is a craft room must for me.

bird canvas mini paintings

Next, came the fun part… painting! I took my color palette from the birds’ real colors. Let it be known that I am not a painter, and I have had zero training. But, I had a lot of fun with this and painted the little guys just how I wanted to.

bird canvas mini paintings

I wish I could give you step-by-step instructions for doing these, but I don’t really have any. I just blended and highlighted as well as my minimal abilities enabled me to.

bird canvas mini paintings

I might turn them into magnets for my refrigerator, but right now I like them perched on my mantle!

bird canvas mini paintings

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2 comments so far:

  • 1
    Susan F. 01/14/2013 at 3:25 pm

    Those are really cute.

  • 2
    Heather 03/06/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, you did a great job on those! Cute

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