Miscellany

Folk Art Love Birds

By  Susan Myers 

sizes: 7" diameter

Materials

  • Cork trivets, 7”, three
  • Magnets or felt squares, nine
  • Adhesive gemstones

Tools

  • Acrylic paints: bright blue, light blue, lime green, teal, red, purple, white, golden yellow, off-white, black
  • Charcoal
  • Adhesives: low-temp glue gun and sticks, craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • paintbrushes, stylus, pencil, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Folk Art Love Birds

  • 1. Paint front of each trivet off-white. Apply additional coats for opaque coverage. Let dry.
  • 2. Print out patterns. Rub charcoal on back of one pattern. Position pattern charcoal-side down on trivet; trace over pattern lines onto trivet using stylus. Darken lines with pencil as desired. Remove pattern.
  • 3. Paint designs as shown. Use same set of colors for each trivet. Apply additional coats for opaque coverage. Let dry.
  • 4. Outline design with black using thin paintbrush. Let dry.
  • 5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for remaining trivets. Apply sealer. Let dry.
  • 6. Adhere gemstones to trivets using craft glue.