Creations, Talkin’ Turkey
Okay, let’s talk a little “turkey!”
You can decorate with turkeys, see Gobble Gobble here
You can eat them, see Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip here
You can fill them with flowers
You can wear them, see Painted Apron here
You can use them as a bottle topper
Or a napkin ring, see Burlap Turkey Bottle Topper or Napkin Ring here
You can stitch them, see how to make Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas here
AND you can PAINT them!!
Let me show you how easy this is!
Step 1. Paint the body with light brown/tan paint, making a C, then joining it with a backwards C and filling it in
Step 2. Paint the neck with orange, making a downward stroke from the top of body to about the center, curving slightly at the end. Bring a short stroke across near the top, forming a “t” shape. Using the same orange, make short strokes from the body outward around the body’s sides and top
Step 3. Add red feathers between the orange ones
Step 4. Add dark brown feathers next to and over the red and orange. Then with a smaller brush paint dark brown horizontal rounded lines across the body front. Make a leg by painting a thin black line down from body a little off center left and finish with a 3 pronged foot
Step 5. Paint the other leg. Add features with black, eyes, mouth, and a red stroke for his wattle [the red thing on their necks]
Step 6. Paint his hat with one black stroke for brim topped with a vertical rounded stroke in the center, then when that dries, add a band of yellow green
And there you have it, Tom Turkey!
How about a turkey on a treat or gift bag, like the Halloween treat bags here
You could paint one on a pumpkin for your Thanksgiving decor
You could draw one on a chalkboard or make one out of felt…endless turkey possibilities!
Note: You must use paint made specifically for glass if you are going to paint on glass, and it requires baking to set properly. You can use any acrylic craft paint for painting on wood, or metal, and just about anything else. For painting on fabric you can mix textile medium with your paint to make it fabric friendly
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