Horn and Poinsettia Christmas Batik Canvas

Horn and Poinsettia Christmas Batik Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 20th 2016

The beautiful gold, pinks, and greens on this canvas will make your holiday décor pop!


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 1" flat brush
    • #4 flat brush
    • #12 flat brush
    • #1 liner brush
    • canvas
    • white transfer paper
    • fabric


    1. Iron the batik fabric to eliminate wrinkles.
    2. Apply Matte Decou-Page to the canvas with all-over, even coverage. Center the batik on the canvas. Working from the center, smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Making neat corners, turn the surface over and apply Decou-Page to the fabric onto the back of the canvas. Let dry. Brush an even coat of Decou-Page on top of the fabric. Allow to dry for 24 hours before painting.
    3. Enlarge the pattern to fit the canvas. Transfer the pattern using white transfer paper.
    4. Horn: Base the horn in Antique Gold, followed by two coats of Emperor’s Gold (or more if necessary for opaque coverage). Shade with Burnt Sienna; re-inforce with Burnt Umber. Add Snow White highlights. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    5. Basecoat the petals on the poinsettia in Poodleskirt Pink.
    6. Basecoat the holly leaves in Forest Green.
    7. Base the ribbon in a brush mix of Citron Green and Forest Green.
    8. Base the berries in Royal Fuchsia.
    9. The pine boughs are painted with a liner brush using Black Forest Green, Forest Green, and Citron Green, alternating the colors. Add snow to the tips using Snow White.
    10. Shade the holly leaves with Black Forest Green. Highlight with Citron Green. Add vein lines with Citron Green using a liner brush.
    11. Petals: Load the #12 flat brush with Poodleskirt Pink. Pick up a corner of Royal Fuchsia and blend on the palette for a soft value change. Paint each petal, keeping the Royal Fuchsia toward the shaded areas and the Poodleskirt Pink toward the outer edges.
    12. Re-inforce the shaded areas with Cranberry Wine. Add a Snow White highlight to each petal tip.
    13. Center: Paint dots of Citron Green; add Cadmium Yellow followed by a small dot of True Red.
    14. Ribbon: Shade with Black Forest Green and highlight with Citron Green. Add a trim of Emperor’s Gold.
    15. Berries: Highlight the berries with Poodleskirt Pink. Shade with Cranberry Wine. Add a dot of Snow White.
    16. Tint the petals, the berries and, very softly, on the horn with True Red.
    17. Let all dry completely.


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