Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Birdie Wall Art

Funny thing, this.  When I first started reading DIY and craft blogs a few months ago, I was keeping a handwritten list of all of the projects I might like to try one day.  About halfway down the list it says 'Birdie Wall Art'.  Now, at the time, I had no designs on starting a blog, and clearly no comprehension of how inspired I would be by so many amazing artists - otherwise, I might have been more descriptive in my note to myself.


I don't like to copy.  I mean, sure - birds on branches isn't exactly a super original motif, but I know I was inspired by someone, somewhere - I just don't know who they were or where I saw it.  I can cop to loving this:



It's from PB Kids.  I'm not that talented, though.  And I definitely love this:


...which was made by my fabulous friend Lesley and featured all over the Interwebs last week.

And then there was this:


This may have been the original inspiration.  I truly, honestly don't remember.    

SO.  Are you wondering about my foray into birdie art?  I sincerely hope you're sitting down, so you don't get knocked over by the Awesome:



There are my little mod birds, just hanging out on their branches.  I had a really hard time photographing these, but here they are again:




These were made using this AC Patterned Paper, and all the usual suspects:  acrylic paint, Mod Podge, and my Silhouette.  I really, really love these, and I think I would like to redo them in a slightly softer and girlier fashion for my daughter's room.  The whole deal took about an hour and a half, including drying time. 


Easy?  Yes.  Cheerful?  For sure.  And definitely do-able without a Silhouette, if you like cutting out circles.  It just goes to show:  If you want something to be awesome, there's only one thing to do:  put a bird on it.
**Update!**
I just can't quit birds.
You can find birdie wall art 2.0 and a giveaway to make your own here.

41 comments:

  1. Ummm, I totally love that. So much that I'm tempted to drive my happy ass down to FL just to steal your Silhouette so I can make one for myself. Well, technically it'd go in the girls bathroom, which has a bird theme and absolutely nothing on the walls but some vinyl decals.

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  2. Oh, and if you should make a giveaway in which you give away said... oh, certain bird shapes and circles cut out by your Silhouette in the winner's choice of color/paper, I'd totally enter. I'm just saying.

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  3. Shut up! I freaking love it! I am loving your color choices!
    Alli just looked at this and said, " No way! That's amazing! She is so crafty, right mommy? Like, super crafty. "
    I said yes. Yes she is.

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  4. Oh, and I agree with Jen. I'll buy a raffle ticket to win this.
    I'm so into birds lately.

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  5. So so amazing!! I love it. Visiting from Paisley Passions party
    ~Mary

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  6. Ooh, really like it! I've got a new baby coming next August, so as soon as I find out gender, something along these lines may get whipped up.

    I'm a new follower found through Jen's Life, Crafts and Whatever blog yesterday after she wrote about you! Love the blog!

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  7. This is very cute! I love birds and have put them everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

    Found you over at Gluesticks.

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  8. I love this! It came out great. Stopping by from show off your stuff party.

    Danielle

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  9. Love this project! It's so doable, and it turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this.

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  10. very pretty! Love the papers you chose.

    I love birs! I even wrote a ost called avian addict!

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  11. ooohhhh...i need to make me one of these! sooo cute! now, i need to go glom onto someone with a silhouette and force them to (i mean, ask them nicely to) cut out the little birdie shapes for me. nice work.

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  12. I love this. It turned out awesome. I linked it up at our link party!

    Thanks AMy
    @SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  13. Very cool! Like those birds!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  15. Very cute. I love a little birdie! Modern and yet still adorable.

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  16. This is SO pretty! You did a wonderful job!

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  17. I love it. You did a great job.

    Ruth

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  18. Super fun! Thanks for this awesome idea...I'm brainstorming for my craft studio/homeschool room.

    Blessings,
    Jen

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  19. Awesome! I did some bird art this week, but I like yours WAY better! I may scrap and copy you instead!!!!

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/03/tweet-tweet.html

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  20. AND, I pinned this on my pintrest board
    AND, you are making me laugh, so I am your new follower too!

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  21. THEY are all SO PREFECT

    I want to make things now.
    Thanks for sharing

    Stop by
    http://scrumpture.com/2011/03/15/itsy-bitsy-brianna-give-away/
    For a FUN giveaway:)

    xoxo
    BB

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  22. I just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. You can stop by and grab a button if you want.

    Danielle
    http://mostlyfoodandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-i-bookmarked-this-week_19.html

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  23. those prints are amazing! I love this. Great job.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  24. Fabulous!! I think I could give this one a try!!
    I love it!

    Thanks for linking up I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-3-20-11/ Happy Spring!

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  25. Sooo cute! I am so into the bird motif too. I love your combination of papers and paints. Your strie' background is really pretty too.
    xo,
    Sena

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  26. I love the retro colors! I'm totally inspired to do one too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  27. So cute and easy!! I love bird decor for spring. I'm featuring you on Flaunt it Friday features, stop by and grab a button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up!

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  28. I seen this post featured on Tidy Mom blog and I love it - Not just this post but your entire blog! Great ideas and you are very REAL. Thank you!!
    Jessica
    karlencreates(dot)com

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  29. This looks like a fun project! I LOVE the result!!
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  30. I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today. Come grab a featured button if you would like!

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  31. That's so cool. I love the color scheme. you could do so many color variations! Great job putting all your inspirations together into one piece!

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  32. You didn't by any chance, get inspired from the Portlandia episode called "Put a Bird on It?" Because I think you did! lol, after I watched it, I couldn't stop using birdie art all over my house! Yours is so cute, I might have to borrow my friends' silhouette and try it myself!

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  33. Awwww i heart birds! its the nickname my husband gave me =) This came out so fantastic! I love it! very artsy but still really classic! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  34. I don't know that my husband will be thrilled with even more birds in the house, but this is a must do project. Love it.

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  35. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post today on FTF! Thanks for sharing it and grab a featured button if you would like!

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  36. I must get me some! Let's talk when I'm fully able to comprehend hanging something more than mauve paint on my walls. (Bleh, mauve.)

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  37. I do love it! I will come back again for furniture and checking out the feeds also.

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  38. This is so fun Kristen! I totally need to blow the dust off of my Silhouette. It's time. :D

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