Free Two Turtle Doves Pattern!

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.

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

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

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For this project I used:

One large 14″ plastic platter from the Dollar Store
Krylon Spray Paint, Flat Black
Metallic Acrylic Paints
Chalk (for pattern transfer)
White pencil
FREE Two Turtle Doves Pattern
Clear Acrylic Sealer, Matte

two turtle doves painted plate

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.

two turtle doves painted plate

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 painted plate

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

two turtle doves painted plate

two turtle doves painted plate

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.

two turtle doves painted plate

two turtle doves painted plate

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

two turtle doves painted plate

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?

faux stained glass turtle doves

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!

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  • Anonymous August 10, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Adorable and thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party! I will keep this saved for an amazingly beautiful Christmas craft!

  • Kathryn December 31, 2012, 3:35 pm

    So gorgeous! Great for the holidays.

  • Barbara November 28, 2012, 10:46 pm

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

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