Imagine this wall hanging, with a proud, oriental vibe, in your living space.
- water container
- palette or plastic plate
- paper towels
- transfer paper
- #3 round brush
- 1" flat brush
- 1/2" flat brush
- 1/4" flat brush
- #5 round brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- decorative paper
Let dry completely between painting steps.
Mix together all paints prior to painting with (1) part Fabric Painting Medium to (1) part paint color.
- Cut a piece of Roc Lon fabric 24" x 36".
- Using transfer paper and a pencil, transfer the provided peacock pattern to the top left of the fabric. (Refer to final photo for placement.)
- Using the 1/4" and 1/2" flat brushes, paint in the peacock: Mix together (2) parts Primary Blue with (1) part Calypso Blue and use this mix to paint the center of the peacock. Save the mix for future steps. While the paint is still wet, blend Prussian Blue toward the outside edges of the bird. Around the eye, paint the light blue area in Blue Chiffon. Using a #3 round brush, paint in the eye detail in Prussian Blue.
- For each feather, begin with a small amount of Blue Chiffon at the tip of the feather with a #3 round brush. Blend toward the middle of the feather with the mix from Step 3. Blend to the other side of the feather with Prussian Blue.
- Paint the rest of the fabric, excluding the tail area, in Blue Chiffon with a 1" flat brush.
- Transfer the branch pattern onto the fabric. Using the 1" flat, 1/4" flat, and #3 round brushes, paint the branch in Burnt Umber.
- Print the provided feather pattern onto heavy cardstock and cut out with scissors. Trace (4) to (5) of each of the small, medium, and large feather sizes onto desired papers. (Shown: Americana Decou-Page Paisley Punch and Gold Trends Paper packs and decorative paper from Graphics Products Corporation paper.) Cut out feathers. (There should be roughly 65 feathers total.)
- If placing Decou-Page Paper feathers onto a dark or heavily-patterned surface, paint the back of the Decou-Page Paper in Snow White with a 1" flat brush.
- Paint an egg shape with a 1/4" flat brush using the mix from Step 3 on the feathers.
- Using a #3 round brush, paint an upside-down heart shape in Prussian Blue on the feathers.
- Using the #3 round brush, outline the Prussian Blue heart shape in Purple Pearl. Outline the egg shape in Festive Green.
- Using hot glue, temporarily adhere the feathers onto the fabric, beginning at the end of the tail using large and medium feathers and working upward.
- When you reach the body of the peacock, use the small feathers. If there are any feathers remaining, place them as desired throughout the tail.
- Beginning at the bottom of the tail, apply a layer of Americana Satin Decou-Page onto the underside of the feather, allowing the end of the feather to stay un-adhered. Apply a layer of Decou-Page onto the top of the feathers. Use a hairdryer to blow-dry the Decou-Page between the feathers to prevent them from sticking together. Work upward until all the feathers are completed.
- Paint the beak and head embellishments and outline the feathers in Splendid Gold with a #3 round brush.
- Paint the underside of the branch in Bittersweet Chocolate in a loose, pouncing motion using a #5 round brush. Mix together (1) part Burnt Umber with (1) part Snow White. Use the same loose, pouncing motion to lightly apply the mix to the top part of the branch.
- Loosely paint flower shapes onto the branch in Poodleskirt Pink with a #5 round brush. (Paint the flowers in varying sizes and allow some to be placed below the branch to appear as if they have fallen off.) Let dry. Once dry, paint the outside edges of the petals in Royal Fuchsia.
- Transfer the provided lettering pattern onto the bottom left of the fabric using transfer paper and a pencil. Using a #5 round brush, paint the lettering in the mix from Step 3.