Hellooo everyone and TGIF! My laptop is still in the hands of the Geek Squad so this post is being prewritten at the local Cuyahoga Falls library…The things I do for lifewithlilred!! On Wednesday night my darling best friend, Lea, and I had a crafting extravaganza which resulted in the cuteness you see in my featured image photo! We had so much fun getting crafty and now I’m here to share with you guys our how to guide on how to make your own Bird Is The Word canvas art! Take a closer look at both of our creations and then let’s discuss! PS: Brownie points for whoever can guess which canvas is mine and which is Lea’s!
Like it? Love it? Want more of it? Here’s the play by play on how to recreate it:
What You Need:
- Canvas board
- Paint/paint brushes
- Silhouette image of your choice
- Old magazines and newspaper
Step By Step Guide:
- Step 1) Paint your canvas. Lea and I both liked the idea of black and white stripes so our picture collage birds would really pop – but any color choice will do!! To get our stripes as straight as possible we held a newspaper to the canvas and painted underneath it once we had our stripe width to our liking.
- Step 2) Find a silhouette image that you want to make your picture collage over. As you can see, Lea and I stuck with the classic white girl staple image of birds but anything will look awesome…Maybe. 😉 If my crafting partner and I ever make a canvas similar to this one again I would like to use a bird cage silhouette!
- Step 3) Acquire magazines and newspapers to cut your images for your pic collage. Lea and I recommend using fashion magazines so you have lots of fun colors and patterns to choose from. We opted for three year old issues of People magazine and it was a blast cutting Taylor Swift to pieces for the sake of getting a cool pattern! 🙂
- Step 4) Once you have enough bits and pieces of magazines to cover your silhouette, begin to glue them down. Fair warning, Lea and I both thought that we had more than enough scraps multiple times but had to refer back to our mags to get more collage material – so make sure you keep your magazines handy!
- Step 5) Glue your silhouette onto your canvas and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!! OH YOU CRAFTY, HUH?!!! #Ihatemyself
So there you have it, the lowdown on Oh You Crafty, Huh? BFF Canvas Art! Lea and I had the best time during our crafting night and we both want to see if anyone can guess who made which bird! Have you made a craft similar to this one? What art project are you currently working on? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
Howdy everyone and TGIF!! Omg guys I had the most fabulous night with my sweet best friend Lea yesterday! It was a terrific evening of crafting, eating hella Cheez-Its, and being straight up silly – it was perfection. The last time we hung out we tried making a canvas art craft of a night sky over looking a city silhouette….unfortunately we couldn’t get past painting our canvas black and dousing it with glitter so we called it a night. But last evening we were dedicated to making something pretty out of our black canvas, and this was our final result:
^^^ So adorable! Mine is the one on the left and Lea’s is obviously the one on the right! Here’s the step by step guide on how we made our cute canvas craft: #ohyoucraftyhuh
- Step 1) Paint your canvas black. (Optional)
- Step 2) Pour glitter all over your freshly painted canvas. (Optional)
- Step 3) Cry. (Optional)
- Step 4) Give up. (Optional)
- Step 5) Try again! Lea and I decided to go balls to the wall with this craft so we just started painting over our glittery black canvas however we pleased. I was trying to go for a more sunset-y vibe…and I’m honestly not sure what vibe Lea was going for – but it turned out great!
- Step 6) Find a silhouette picture on the computer of whatever you like and cut it out. Or if you’re an overachiever and can draw well, feel free to draw out a silhouette. Lea and I are both a big fan of the cutesy couple images, so that’s what we both opted for. But it really can be anything – a giraffe, a toilet, a bomb…it’s up to you!
- Step 7) Glue on your silhouette and bask in the glory of your craftiness!
Throughout our evening Lea and I basically annihilated a bag of Cheez-Its – as you can see by my featured image photo, and it was the most fulfilling snacking experience I’ve ever had. So the answer is yes, there probably is Cheez-It residue all over my canvas. After we completed our craft, we spent the rest of our time together creeping on people on Facebook, laying in bed being silly, and making up quotes that historical figures and celebrities definitely didn’t say. For example, when we posted our picture of our craftiness on Facebook we captioned it with “A steady hand and a calm heart” – Elenore Roosevelt…..Okay – maybe it’s not that funny BUT it was SO funny to us!! I’m so happy that I got to have an evening off from drowning in homework to have some much needed girl time with my darling. We had such a blast and by the time I got home I felt rejuvenated enough to complete the rest of my work at the prime time of 11:30 at night! #dedication
I hope all of you guys are having an awesome day so far! What is everyone up to this weekend? What have you been crafting recently? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah
^^^^^ CHEEEEEEEEZ-ITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheez-Its. Cheez-Its. Cheez-Its.