"May Your Days Be Merry and Bright" Canvas

"May Your Days Be Merry and Bright" Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 20th 2014

Add an overcoat of Staining/Antiquing Medium and Americana Acrylics gives this holiday canvas an antiqued look.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • flat brush
    • small liner brush
    • tracing & transfer paper


    1. Paint entire canvas, including sides, Indian Turquoise. Allow to dry and paint with another coat if needed to cover well. Let dry completely.
    2. Transfer pattern to canvas.
    3. Paint bird and hat Cadmium Red.
    4. Paint polka dots Baby Blue; beak, Saffron Yellow; and hat trim, Snow White. Let dry.
    5. Line snowflakes and letters and outline around bird, hat, feet and beak with Lamp Black and small liner brush.
    6. Put two small Lamp Black dots for bird's eyes. Allow to dry completely. When dry, sand entire canvas lightly for aged look.
    7. Mix Staining/Antiquing Medium and Espresso according to package instructions and brush all over canvas, covering completely. Wipe away excess stain with paper towel and allow to dry.
    8. Seal with several coats of Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish, allowing to dry between coats.


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