Three French Hens & Four Calling Birds
From the famous old Christmas song came the inspiration for these 12 designs. There are six sets of two ornaments in this collection.
Another wonderful outlet for our creative journey, each ornament is done out of mdf and laser cut with intricate detail. The patterns are etched on the surface for ease of painting. If you prefer to not use the etching, it can be painted over with Gesso or Texture paste and then the pattern can be applied - as you prefer.
These designs originally appeared in Jo Sonja's book "Grandma Paints A Christmas Carol", which was written in 1987. Later on, we rereleased the designs in our packet, The Twelve Days of Christmas Plates, JP3127. If you have that packet and/or book already then you have the instruction for painting this design and can just purchase the blanks.
The 12 Days ornaments all have a diameter of about 5 inches.
Clear Glaze Medium
Polyurethane Varnish – Satin
Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors
Indian Red Oxide
Napthol Red Light
Prussian Blue Hue
Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
#2-3 rounds, #2,4,6 filbert - Basic painting.
#1-2 short liner - Fine details.
3/8” Oval Wash - Use to base larger areas, glazes or apply Retarder Medium.
3/4” mop - Brush out Retarder or glaze
1/2” Oval Wash - Wonderful to varnish cut-outs