this. Overall I am pretty happy with how everything turned out & they look awesome in my room - pics of the updates to my MB coming soon, like tomorrow (or maybe Sunday :o)!
Here is a quick tutorial on how I made these cute prints - you can change out the birds to PMB (prettymuchbasically) anything you wanna change it to. They were super easy to make, it was just a bit annoying cutting out the birdies b/c their legs are sooo skinny & I had to be super careful not to chop them off!
- I bought the desired size canvases, black (or whatever color you choose) acrylic paint & the patterned scrapbook paper I wanted to use from Michaels. You will also need Modge Podge (I used the "lustre" kind), a paint brush & a sponge brush, all of which I already had.
- Then I painted the canvases with the acrylic paint (2 coats) & let them dry. It probably only needs to dry a few hours, but I let it dry overnight just to be safe (&& b/c I was in no real rush). While they were drying I cut out the birdie prints - if you google image "bird silhouette" then the template I used will come up. I had my little sister blow up the birdies I wanted in photoshop & printed them out on spare heavy cardstock I had. I used the cut out as a stencil & traced the design onto the scrapbook paper with pencil, then cut that out (&& erased any left over pencil marks on the paper).
- Once the paint on the canvases dried I applied Modge Podge very lightly to the back of the scrap book paper birdie cut outs & placed them where I wanted them on the painted canvases. Then I applied several layers of the Modge Podge over the birdie cut out & covering the entire front of the canvas.