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Walnut Hollow® Products:

Other Supplies:

  • Delta® Ceramcoat: Sunbright Yellow, Light Ivory, Paradise, Tahiti Blue, Orange     Pop, Sweet Pea, Light Foliage Green, Black, Think Pink, Bambi Brown.
  • Delta® Wood Sealer, Satin Varnish
  • Brushes: 1” flat, # 10 flat, #6 flat, #1 liner, small stencil
  • fine sandpaper,
  • graphite paper,
  • paper towels,
  • small and medium round sponge applicators (for dots),
  • stylus


  1. To prepare wood, apply wood sealer to entire Wood Panel using 1” flat brush. Let dry. Sand Panel with fine sandpaper. Wipe with damp paper towel.

  2. Basecoat top and sides of Panel using 1” flat brush with Sunbright Yellow, picking up Light Ivory on brush now and then to add more interest to background. Use a criss-cross (or cross-hatching) motion. Let dry thoroughly.

  3. Trace bird pattern very lightly onto Panel using graphite paper and stylus. Just place a dot at the center of each daisy.

  4. Basecoat Ellawese with Paradise using #10 flat brush. Shade behind wing and at the bottom of her tail feathers with Tahiti Blue. Highlight wing with Light Ivory using #6 flat brush.

  5. Use #1 liner brush to paint eye Black, beak Orange Pop and legs Bambi Brown. Add Light Ivory highlight to eye, and beak nostril with Black. Add cheek with small stencil brush with Think Pink, highlight with Light Ivory.

  6. Centers of daisies are made with small round sponge applicator dipped in Orange Pop. Add petals with thin strokes made with Sweet Pea using #1 liner brush.

  7. Paint grass on bottom of Panel using #1 liner brush and Light Foliage Green.

  8. Using a medium round sponge applicator dipped in Tahiti Blue, add dots on each edge of Panel. Let dry.

  9. For a protective finish, paint 2-3 coats of Satin Varnish to entire Panel using 1” flat brush.

Designed by Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow®