Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bird project

For some reason, I don't have very many Easter decorations. As mentioned before, I'm kind of an owl freak, but I recently added this little birdy to the mix.

Here is the story of this little birdy. I bought him really "cheep" at the craft store. I think it was his cute little wire legs that attracted me.

Once I got him home, I grabbd the Mod Podge, a paint brush, and an old book. Mine is actually an old Hymnal that I rescued. The pages work great for all kinds of projects and it's a great way to give these old Hymns new life in a prominent place in my home.
Tear the pages into strips of different sizes. (Yikes...I know it's hard to tear something out of a book.) Brush ModPodge just over the area where you will be applying the next strip of paper. This gives you a place to hang on without getting your hands all gluey.  Once you have it covered all the way around on both sides and the edges, you can add a little color by smearing ink all over it.
I like a vintage look, so the ink is random. I used leftover strips of paper to smear on the ink. The next step is more ModPodge over the entire bird. Put on a thick layer and let it dry over night.
I used a black Sharpie marker to color two large rhinestones for eyes (see top picture). My pretty yellow birdy has made friends with the other feathered friends on my table. Have a wonderful Easter. 

Isaiah 53:3-6
  3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.


  1. I love this little birdie, Julie! Birds are a favorite of mine to create with, too! Keep up the creative work!~Pat

    1. Thanks for checking it out! I'm waiting patiently for your blog!!! Poetry, cards, beautiful grandbabies...You have lots to blog about. ;)