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Bird and Text Collage Wall Art

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Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall decor with the look of pricier designer pieces.
 

Bird Wall Art


Materials:

  • Two Canvases
  • Permanent Marker
  • Printed Birds to trace
  • Scissors
  • Paint, Wallpaper or Vintage pages to create a canvases back ground
  • Glue or Mod Podge
     




Instructions:

It's easy to find images of birds online by doing an image search. Print your images on card stock or mount them on card stock to create a firm template. Cut them out and your ready to go!

Bird Templates 1

Bird Templates 2

To create some fun texture and interest cover your canvas in Scrapbook paper, Paint or Vintage book pages! To adhere any sort of paper mix two parts water to one part school glue or Mod Podge. Paint your paper with your glue mixture and lay smoothly on your canvas. Once the entire canvas is covered let it dry over night before moving onto the next step.

When it's dried completely lay your two canvases next to each other.

Vintage Paper Canvas

Use a pencil to free hand your tree branches. Be sure to continue your branch from one canvas to the next.

Draw Tree Branches

Outline your penciled sketch with your permanent marker.

Outline with permanent marker

 Color in your branches completely.

Color in the Branches

Place your bird images on the branches and trace them with a pencil. Remember you can make a bird face the other way by flipping them over!

Place birds on branches

Color in your birds.

Color in Birds

Now we'll add our details! Draw on leaves and smaller branches and color them in. Lastly you'll want to color it all in one last time to insure a deep dark silhouette and to cover up any uneven marker strokes.

Add details

Hang them side by side and enjoy!

Finished Bird Wall Art

Finished Bird Wall Art

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Ratings & Comments (14)

Jul 4, 2013

This could be done with tons of exciting backgrounds!

 

Jun 17, 2013

I love it

 

14 Ratings

May 18, 2013

This is so great. I have several old cork boards that are framed that this would look wonderful doing.

 

Apr 12, 2013

Super cute and easy....I can't wait to make one!!

 

Apr 2, 2013

luuuuuuv it

 

Jul 25, 2012

I just made this last night and absolutely love it. Thanks for posting :)

 

May 9, 2012

Super cute! You could make smaller ones one smaller canvases for quick gifts. Also, you could make ANY animal and their habitat. I tried bears in a forest (trees) and it was SUPER cute

 

Feb 9, 2012

this is awesome. I've done this before but used sheet music, printouts, and an x-acto knife. It came out really cute.

 

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