I love our resin rooster, but painting it traditional colors does not match my current home décor. I wanted a fun, colorful rooster that was as vibrant as a peacock! Amy Butler’s bright decoupage paper was exactly the pattern that I was looking for. I chose 4 different patterns to use for this project that had some contrast to each other, but stayed to a limited color palette to keep it from being visually overwhelming.
Palette: Baby Pink #13031, #Laguna #13291, Lamp Black #13533, Mint Julep Green #13045, Peony #13215, Razzle Berry #13266, Sea Aqua #13046, Snow (Titanium) White #13532
Other Supplies: Amy Butler Decoupage #38662, Decoupage Medium #83209
Roughly plan out where you want the patterned paper to go before you start gluing the paper down. Once you have a general plan, apply decoupage medium onto the rooster and on the back of the paper. Smooth the paper onto the rooster and apply more decoupage medium to the top of the paper, smoothing out any air bubbles with your brush. Use an exacto knife to cut around areas like the wings and neck feathers. Once your rooster is fully covered and dry, apply another layer of decoupage medium over all of the paper, making sure all of the paper edges are sealed.
Base coat the neck with Sea Aqua #13046, shade with Laguna #13291 and highlight with Mint Julep #13045. Base coat the waddle and crown in Peony #13215, shade with Razzleberry #13266 and highlight with Baby Pink #13031. The eyes are basecoated in Lamp Black and highlight details are Snow (Titanium) White #13532.
The blocks are decoupaged in the same way as the rooster. I transferred my quote using Gray Graphite Paper #70141 and painted it with Lamp Black and Snow (Titanium) White.
I love my crazy rooster and can’t wait style my vanity with it!