Hello, everyone, today I’m sharing an easy bird craft. I will be showing two different and easy crafts.
Today is also $10 on the 10th hosted by Tammy from Patina and Paint. This specifically means we can spend no more than $10 and this month’s theme easy easy crafts.
Please take the time to scroll down and visit these talented bloggers to see their creations this month.
I bought the bird at Michael’s and it’s currently unavailable. However, I did find a bird similar at Hobby Lobby.
Craft Number One Using Silver Leaf for a Bird
- silver leaf sheets
- leaf adhesive
- sponge brush
- clear and dark wax optional
First, I clean the bird. Next, I add the adhesive especially making sure there are no bubbles, and let it dry.
So then, after I add the silver leaf I use a stencil brush making the silver leaf smooth.
I also find it best to wear rubber gloves applying silver leaf. I can be sticky and prevents mishaps.
Next, I want the bird to truly look vintage, so I apply clear together with dark wax and rub well.
Craft Number Two Using Paint and Wax for Finials
- chip brush
- ASCP Old white paint or paint of your choice
- piece of paper towel
- clear and dark wax
- stencil brush
- lint free rag
Next, bird finials I bought years ago will also be easily updated. Similar finials can be found at Hobby Lobby.
First, I clean the bird finials. Next, I use ASCP Old white paint for a new look. I’m specifically using a dry brush technique namely adding paint to the edge of the bristles and specifically removing the excess. As an example, wipe the brush on a paper towel to remove paint so the brush is generally dry . Also, a dry brush specifically, adds texture and is fast.
As an example, when using a dry brush technique the old paint will add character. As a rule, the bird finial can also add texture and dimension when dry brushed technique is done.
Next, I want the bird finials to truly look old so then, I add clear and dark wax and rub well.
Because I have taken the time with this easy bird craft, I have these for spring decorating.
Tammy – Patina & Paint
Cindy – Cloches & Lavender
Terrie – Decorating & More With Tip
Ann – The Apple Street Cottage
Barb – French Ethereal
Patti – Pandora’s Box