Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Bird

Create a cute spring bird that decorates your home. Super easy and fun to do. 

Here's what you'll need:

First, apply Gesso to the wood to allow for better adhesion of the scrapbook paper (this step is optional). Then, begin cutting out different shapes of scrapbook paper and applying them one by one on the bird where you want them with the Mod Podge. 

Once you have covered each part of the bird with the paper, wait a few minutes for it to dry and begin sanding down the edges to trim off any extra paper and give a white border to the bird. 

Then, get the inkpad and start rubbing it along the lining of the bird that you just sanded down to give a distressed look. After, I outlined the paper with a marker and went over it with a Q-tip and ink to smudge it and bring out each individual paper. 

Finally, I finished it off with a varnish to seal and protect the paper and then added the buttons for eyes with Glue Dots.