Monday, September 27, 2010

Song Birds

My friends are crafty.

The good kind of crafty!

Lindsey and Susan came to my house and we made some pretty bird wall art.

Here they are covering our canvases with old book pages.

Blue Cricket Designs blog had this great tutorial that we wanted to try!

Our supplies
Two Canvases
Sharpie Markers
Cut out Birds from a calender
pages from an old book. I used an old hymnal and Lindsey used a dictionary
Glue or Mod Podge

Susan with the covered canvas.
After mod podging the pages to the canvases we drew branches with the sharpies and traced the birds where we wanted them on our branches.
Lindsey coloring in her birds.

Almost done! Just need to draw in a couple more small branches and leaves.

I hung them over my couch but the wall still feels very bare to me.
You all have any ideas on what i could do/add to spruce it up?

I was thinking I might add a sign like this one above them.


Mrs.Rabe said...

First off - what a great project! They look wonderful!

Second - just my advice - they are hung just a bit too high. You don't want them to float on the walls, they should be "tied in" more to the couch...

Third - the sign would look fantastic!

Brittany Ann said...

Wow! They look great Liss! What a great project!

Becky K. said...

I love this project!!!

I agree with Deanna that they are hung a bit too high but you gals are very impressive with your art skills!

Becky K.

Melissa G. said...

Thanks for your input you guys! I'll hang them a bit lower.

Jillian said...

Those are beautiful!! You guys are so talented!!

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Neha said...

They look great! Could you email me the entire thing. I sure will try making few for myself!

How about a couple wall lamps on either side?

Randi Troxell said...

oh i LOOOVE them.. so simple yet gorgeous too!!!

great job ya'll did!!!

Crystal said...

Visual poetry art!!! Andrew & I are impressed

The end result looks like (if I didn't know better) you paid big bucks for those! Wish I could visit & give you all big hugs! We miss you so much! Also visit so we can see what you're doing w/the place...see the canvases up close
much love

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