This decoupage Paper uses hand-coloured engraved pages from a popular 1819 publication showing three beautiful songbirds nesting amongst foliage. Here we’ve featured Tomtits, Redpolls, and Pied Finches against a backdrop of Old White (available as both Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Wall Paint).
*George Brookshaw’s “Six Birds, Accurately Drawn and Coloured after Nature, with Full Directions for the Young Artist”, designed as a companion to the “Treatise on Flower Painting”. Each colour plate has a matching uncoloured plate so the reader can copy the colour illustration. Brookshaw (1751-1823) was an artist and teacher of flower painting who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1819.
® The Royal Horticultural Society. The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence from RHS Enterprises Limited.
Apply Annie Sloan Image Medium to the surface with a brush. Stick the cut-out paper onto the glue, image face up. Apply approximately five further coats of Image Medium; each coat should be thinly and evenly applied and left to dry for 20-30 minutes before applying the next.
Wash brushes in water immediately after use.