Sunday, February 06, 2011

repost: {DIY} bird & owl canvas art.

template links are fixed!
i'll be reposting a few of my DIY template posts as the links weren't working.
enjoy!


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i created this artwork long ago for my daughter's first nursery design. by simply modifying your paper prints, media selections {paper, felt, fabric} and colors, you can create custom pieces of your very own. the templates for the artwork are included below!

bird & owl canvas art

the supplies.
an assortment of favorite papers, wrapping papers, ribbons, buttons
acrylic craft paints
art canvas in a variety of sizes
mod podge, craft glue
hot glue gun

the how-to.

1. paint or cover your canvas in paper


to adhere the paper wrap, you may have to use a hot glue gun, or even glue dots.
some canvas material is a little finicky. i wrapped my paper all the way around
to the back and adhered it to the wooden frame inside the canvas's back

i used a combination of painted and paper-covered canvases

experiment with a couple techniques, and remember, they don' t have to be perfect

try painting some polka dots, or stripes!


2. allow time for the canvases to fully dry. in the meantime, prepare your templates, and cut out your artwork

i encourage you to mix and match as many paper textures, patterns and colors so
your art makes a bold impact
3. take time to piece together your artwork on the canvas first, before gluing

4. gently coat the back of paper piece with mod podge and adhere to canvas, work piece by piece until your artwork is glued and compiled on the canvas


5. feel free to mod podge the entire canvas with a thin coat - i didn't on mine...


6. embellish your canvases with a variety of ribbons, ric rac, or buttons



7. adhere your embellishments to the canvas using hot glue


8. hang and admire!



the templates.

feel free to download these templates inspired by my canvas designs.

busy birds in tree
granny birdie
mr. owl perched on branch
small birds and owls

10 comments:

Sarah said...

darling sarah!

Mindy said...

I love these canvases, they are adorable! I tried downloading the the templates but it's says that page is no longer available. Do know where I could get them?

Del Puppo said...

you are so talented! my new (and first!) favorite blog!

Quilted Cupcake said...

Wow, what a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing your templates. I'm a big owl and birdie lover. Hope to make something fun with these!

Cams said...

Thanks so much for sharing your templates. I can't wait to have a go at this project.

April@ Natural Nester said...

I saw this on Pinterest...I will be making some for my daughter's room. Thanks so much for offering the templates! That helps SO much!

labuff1955@aol.com said...

I also would like to print the templates...how can I do this

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful site and printouts with us. I appreciate so much crafters who share their hard work.

Chattanooga, TN

Lori said...

Beautiful work and designs! Thank you for the templates!!!

Brittany Phelps said...

Thank you SO much for sharing the templates! They are wonderful! I hope to make some things for my classroom out of this!

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