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   Bird canvas mini paintings Posted by Jo 
January 14, 2013 
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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. I used black transfer paper to trace the design onto the canvas. Transfer paper is a craft room must for me.

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Next, came the fun part… painting! 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. I wish I could give you step-by-step instructions for doing these, but I don’t really have any. I took my color palette from the real birds and blended and highlighted as my minimal abilities enabled me.

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

painted bird canvas art

painted bird canvas art

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2 comments so far:

  1. Susan F. said: (January 14th, 2013 at 3:25 pm)

    Those are really cute.

  2. Heather said: (March 6th, 2013 at 12:31 pm)

    Wow, you did a great job on those! Cute

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