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Chicken Art with Chalk Paint

Chicken Art with Chalk Paint

chicken coop sign art with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint, FlowerPatchFamrhouse.comThis was such fun to paint!  Art can be created with so many mediums. You don’t necessarily need special paints to create on of a kind art.  In this post I show you how to create Chicken Art with Chalk Paint!
A great thing about this is you can use the same colors as you paint your furniture for perfect coordination. There is such a fantastic range of colors that it is a no brainer and you can custom mix colors.
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Supplies:
Americana Decor Chalky Finish in
Rustic
Everlasting
Cameo
Rouge
Relic
Carbon
Inheritance
Delicate
Legacy
Crackle Medium

Frog Tape

Brushes:
Loew Cornell white nylon set (background, border)
Flat art brushes

I started with a 1 x 12 piece of lumber, cut it to size (this one is 20 inches) and painted on a base coat of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Rustic.

Paint Chicken Art with Chalk PaintI let that dry and give it a coat of DecoArt Americana Decor Crackle Medium

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (2 of 4)To see the different ways I use Crackle Mediums, click HERE.
I let the crackle medium dry then I painted on the color Everlasting.

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (3 of 4)I use painters tape to tape off the border, Frog Tape.
Once I have the edge sealed well with tape I paint in the border.

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (4 of 4)I started with Cameo color then after that dried I added on a layer of Rouge for a deep red.

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (6 of 3)Next I draw on the design, typically using a pattern and transfer paper.
I start layering in colors of paint.

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (7 of 3)I have to mix a few colors from time to time to get a deeper or a specific color tone.
For the chickens wattles and the red wing portion I used a combo of Rouge and Cameo.
The bodies have Inheritance, Delicate and some Everlasting.
The breast is Everlasting
And the Rooster tail is Relic and Carbon with a hint of Legacy for a highlight.

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (8 of 3)The paint is very opaque and gives good coverage.
I did use a bottled acrylic to do the shadowing and lettering but the majority of this sign was painted with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint!

Chicken Coop Sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (9 of 1)Now to wrap it up and ship to the customer.
I would normally have painted this with bottle craft acrylics but I wanted to demonstrate that you can create art with so many different products.

I also have a tutorial for using Deco Art Chalky Finish to paint a large rustic Nest painting.
Happy Painting!

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Disclosure: I was provided with the Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt but the usage, opinions and ideas are my own.

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Debbie Jones

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Really cute! You are so talented and creative!

Dawn

Monday 1st of August 2016

This is one of my favorite so far, it may be because I love chicken!

Pamela

Thursday 4th of August 2016

I am working on a large rooster on canvas right now. I got the photo off of a bag of feed. :) He is too pretty not to try and paint him.

Jonni

Friday 8th of August 2014

You are a talented girl! Love the crackle, makes it look like a coop, at least in my mind. :-)

Pamela

Friday 8th of August 2014

I hadn't thought of that, it does make it look more like chicken wire. I have more projects up my sleeve using this paint. Stay tuned! :D

Shea Marshall

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Absolutely ADORABLE! I love anything crackle finished anyway, so this was a doubly gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step!

Pamela

Friday 8th of August 2014

I am very pleased with the DecoArt Crackle finish, it is super easy to work with and I have tried several.

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