Two Turtle Doves (Free Pattern!)

by Susan Myers on November 23, 2012

I have always loved the Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas“.  So, I have been gradually putting together patterns that depict each of the days in the song.  So far, we have Partridge & Pear.  And now, I am introducing Two Turtle Doves!  I am offering this holiday pattern free of charge to my readers.

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I created a unique, hand painted Christmas plate using the Two Turtle Doves pattern.

For this project I used:

One large 14″ plastic platter from the Dollar Store
Krylon black primer spray paint
Metallic Acrylic paints
Chalk (for pattern transfer)
White pencil
Two Turtle Doves Pattern
Clear Acrylic Sealant Spray

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Spray the platter with the black primer on front and back.  Print out your pattern and enlarge it to the size that you would like.  Coat the back of the pattern with a layer of chalk, lay it over your plate, right side up, and use a pencil to draw on the lines of the pattern, transferring it onto the plate.  It will look a little messy, but it will be enough to see the basic lines.

Two Turtle Doves Plate / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #pattern #painting

 Outline the lines with a white pencil to make it easier to see the areas that will be painted.

Two Turtle Doves Plate / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #pattern #paintingTwo Turtle Doves Plate / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #pattern #painting

Use the metallic acrylic paints to fill in areas of color.  It will take a couple of coats of paint to get a good strong hue.

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Outline with black metallic acrylic paint.  Add details of contrasting dots.

Two Turtle Doves Plate / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #pattern #painting

Finish the project with a protective coating of Clear Acrylic Spray.  And there you have it, a beautiful Christmas decorative plate for the holidays!

NOTE:  This plate is not meant for food contact, it is for decoration only.

This free pattern can be used with lots of techniques!  Check out these tutorials for some other great ideas: Crayon Batik, Applique, Faux Punched Tin, Mosaic, Cut Paper Art, Embossed Aluminum, and of course, Faux Stained Glass.

Want to see it in Faux Stained Glass?

Two Turtle Doves Faux Stained Glass / Suzys Artsy Craftsy SitcomTwo Turtle Doves Faux Stained Glass / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

I added little glass cabochons that I found at Walmart for the berries and the center of the flowers.  The sun shines through them wonderfully!

If you would like to have the full Faux Stained Glass Kit, which includes full sized pattern, the glass cabochons, and the rest of the supplies to make this Two Turtle Dove piece, it is now available in my shop!

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1 Kathryn December 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

So gorgeous! Great for the holidays.

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2 Barbara November 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

So cute, and great tutorial!
Barbara at Chase the Star

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