I used different pattern for each of the birds, made them face different directions and sizes. Giving varying visuals. Yeah, it makes me sound like a major pro right now. Anytime you are explaining your decor use “varying visuals” and people will not question a thing. You obviously know your stuff.
I used a hot glue gun and glued the paper onto the canvas. I liked with the hot glue gun that the paper did not sit flush with the canvas. It gave it a pop out look to the art. Since they will not be enclosed in glass it works really well.
These trim pieces are the only thing I purchased specifically for this project. I thought a border and more detail around the canvas would look nice. I measured where the trim would hit, marked and cut them down to size.
I had a robins egg blue spray paint can I in my garage from a previous project. We could be mistaken for graffiti artist’s with how much of this stuff we have laying around. Nope, just your garden variety DIY chick. If I did attempt to be a hoodlum and graffiti something it would probably be in this blue with white and I would make a chevron pattern, because home decor and all.
That is it! My first new project I am sharing in a few weeks is a very simple, no fuss DIY spring art. I feel like this should be bigger, more showy and fancy. Sometimes it is the simple craft projects that are the fun ones. This one was quick and painless. Adding a simple touch of Spring to my fireplace mantel.
Spring decorations have my heart all a flutter. I showed you my spring decor, but that was all shared before this art was done. I don’t know if I will ever grow out of love with this turquoise blue. So much of my home style has changed, from country and shabby chic to a rustic, natural, and a little contemporary feel. I am all over the place. But, the one standard has been this blue color. I can’t quit you, you beautiful robins egg blue!
I was never a big time crafty person before. Even a year ago I did not do a lot of crafts. I am getting into them. It is a way to be creative, create something without whipping out all of the power tools, and upheaval our life for a few days while I get the project done. I can get my creativity going without much more commitment then a hour in the afternoon. Yes, me creating things is a must. If I go a whole week without painting, redoing, planning, staining, or gluing I get the shakes. The I-need-to-DIY-something shakes. Is there a rehab for this? Do I even want to go and cure this affliction? No, I am happily in my crafting and creating addiction and ok with it.
Has Spring sprung in your home yet? What is your favorite color to have throughout your home? If not home decor and DIY what is your addiction interest’s? Recipes, being a foodie? Exercise, (go you), reality TV, fashion, organizing? Whatever it is, be proud, encourage your addiction interest and find your peeps who speak the same lingo as you.