DIΥ – Bird Silhouettes and Text Collage Wall Art
Make your own bird wall art with printed bird silhouettes 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.
• Two Canvases
• Black Permanent Marker and Pencil
• Printed Birds to trace
• Wallpaper or Scrapbook pages or Vintage book pages to create a canvases back ground
• Glue or Mod Podge
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!
To create some fun texture and interest cover your canvas in Scrapbook paper, Wallpaper 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.
Use a pencil to free hand your tree branches.
Be sure to continue your branch from one canvas to the next.
Outline your penciled sketch with your permanent marker.
Color in your branches completely.
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!
Paint your birds with your glue mixture and lay smoothly on your canvas.
Color in your 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.
Hang them side by side and enjoy!
With this technique you can create pictures that aesthetically fit each and every room.
Instead of using pictures of birds you can choose photos of a couple and place them in such a way as for them to look at each other on a canvas.
It’s a beautiful theme for a bedroom.
For your children’s rooms you can use profile pictures of your kids placed over pages from their old books.
Or pages from their notebooks or even pages from food recipes depicting food and kitchenware for your kitchen walls.
Ideas are infinite and I am sure you have already thought of some.
Send me pictures from your attempts so I can upload them on my blog!