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Paints - Delta Ceramcoat
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Right-click (or click and hold for Mac users) on the line drawing at the bottom of this page and save it to your hard drive. Open the image in any browser or graphics program and print. This should print out the correct size for the above project. If using a different sized wood piece, either resize the image to desirable dimension in your graphics program and then print, or use the reduce/enlarge function on a copy machine. Repeat the same procedure for the image of the finished photo album. Click here to print these instructions.
Sand the wood piece with the grain with 100 grit sandpaper. Remove dust with a tack cloth. Apply wood sealer if desired (although this step isn't necessary). Sand again and remove dust with the tack cloth.
Basecoat using your glaze brush with a mix of White + Lichen Grey in a ratio of 3:1. Lightly stipple the pattern area of your wood piece first with Avocado and then with Sea Grass. Trace all of your pattern except for the details in the bird's body (these details will be added after the bird is basecoated).
Basecoat the #2 leaves with Light Timberline Green. Shade with a float of Timberline Green on a small flat brush.
Basecoat the #3 leaves and #10 branches with Trail. Using a small flat brush, shade with Territorial Beige, then again with Burnt Umber. Highlight using a light float of White. The stems are done with Timberline Green on a #1 liner.
Transfer the remainder of the bird's body details.
Basecoat all #9 areas on the line drawing with Trail. Using the appropriate sized flat brushes, shade undersides of all #9 areas by floating in layers of Territorial Beige and then Burnt Umber. Sideload a small flat brush with white and highlight the uppermost portions of the branches (10), eye, beak, and all beads. Add white reflective highlight to the lower beads and eye with a #1 liner. Sideload a small flat brush with Black and reinforce the shading at the bottom of the eye as well as the beak. Using thinned Black on a liner brush, place the divider in the beak.
Basecoat the #4 tailfeathers as well as all other areas marked #4 on the line drawing with a 1:1 mix of Santa Fe Rose + White. Shade with Santa Fe Rose and then a thin float of Cinnamon.
Basecoat the #5 tailfeathers as well as all other areas marked #5 with a 2:1 mix of Santa Fe Rose + White. Shade with Santa Fe Rose and then a thin float of Cinnamon. Float in a few white highlights in the #5 areas down the front of the bird's wing.
Basecoat the #6 tailfeathers as well as all other areas marked #6 with a 2:1 mix of Purple Dusk + Violet Ice. Shade with Purple Dusk. Use a 3:1 mix of Purple Dusk + Charcoal to accentuate the shading.
Basecoat the #8 areas with a 3:1 mix of White + Lichen Grey. Shade first with Trail and then with Territorial Beige.
Spray with two coats of matte-finish spray varnish, allowing ample drying time between coats.