Isn't this little chick adorable? Look at those feathers! She is super fun to paint and requires very few supplies. Try painting a few for a fun Springtime table piece!
Continue reading for full plan instructions.
Bonnie the Springtime Chick by Cindy Dawson
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint:
- Canyon Orange #7238
- Georgia Clay #7017
- Lamp Black #7067
- Lemon Yellow #7011
- Primary Yellow #7201
- Titanium White #7001
- Weathered Wood #DS902
- Multi-Purpose Sealer #DS917
- Transfer paper
- Eversand Sanding Pad #ES400
- Varnish of choice
- 1/2" Angle Brush #G16012
- 1/4" Comb Brush #G73014
- #10/0 Short Liner Brush #G595100
- 1/8" Stippling Brush #LDM180
- Sand and seal wood pieces.
- Basecoat the heart with Canyon Orange (#7238) and the egg with Lemon Yellow (#7011).
- Shade around the outside edge of the heart with Georgia Clay (#7017).
- Use the Liner brush with Lamp Black (#7067) to paint the eyes, eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Load the Liner brush with Canyon Orange and paint the beak.
- With the Liner brush dipped in Lamp Black, dot the nostrils.
- With the Liner brush dipped in Titanium White (#7001), add a highlight dot in each eye.
- Water down a small amount of Titanium White and use the Comb brush to paint loose feathers over the tummy area.
- Sideload the 1/2" Angle brush with Primary Yellow (#7201) and shade under the eyes, eyebrows, beak and around the white of the tummy.
- Dip the stippling brush into a small amount of Georgia Clay. After wiping most of the paint off on a paper towel, lightly "blush" each cheek.
- Varnish both the heart and the egg with two coats of varnish. Let dry.
- Glue the egg to the heart, ensuring the top of the heart faces outward to create "feet".
- Attach yellow feathers with glue to each side of the egg for wings and to the back for a tail. Attach orange feather bits to the top of the egg using glue. You may need to cut the feathers and/or combine a variety to achieve your desired look.