Friday, July 9, 2010

Paper Bird Painting

This gorgeous Paper Bird Painting is by Ashley Ann Photography, and we think it's so sweet! It would be equally perfect for a newborns nursery or an elegant living room!

Step 1: Draw the basic design on the canvas (I messed with this picture in Photoshop to make the pencil marks show up…it isn’t really a big gray bubble)

Step 2: Cut out random scrapbooking papers for leaves and the bird (I used Amy Butler paper)

Step 3: Glue down the paper. I applied Mod Podge to the back of the paper and then stuck them on the canvas. Just do a thin layer of glue to prevent bubbling. I also did a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper and around the edges.

Step 4: When gluing the paper down some of my paper bled, so I lightly went over the white areas of the canvas with white craft paint.

Step 5: Paint on your branches

Step 6: Seal the canvas. I just used Mod Podge since it was already on hand.


  1. I love Ashley Ann's stuff! Plus she's a friend from college!

  2. By seal the canvas do you mean just put mod podge allllll over it?