If you like it then you should have put a bird on it...

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Do I like real life birds?  Eh.  Not particularly.  I can take them or leave them.
Do I like cutting birds out of magazines? You betcha.

My dad purchased a canvas years ago and never used it.  So recently, on a whim, I decided to rescue it from project purgatory - how nice of me! Also, hello -- free canvas? Yes please.  But whatsagirltado with a blank canvas?  In this case, my answer began when a little birdy whispered in my ear (see what I did there?).  Suddenly I was cutting bird shapes out of magazines...

But I wanted more color.  Maybe I should have stopped there (I almost like it more in this simple form) but I was on a roll and simply could. not. stop.  So I taped up the canvas with random intersecting lines using painter's tape, found some acrylic paint, and went at the canvas with a sponge.  

Initially I was considering painting every block of canvas a different color.  To be honest, I never purposely abandoned that idea -- I just forgot about it once I was attacking the canvas with paint.  

I got a little impatient and busted out the hair dryer... 

Once the canvas was dry, I peeled the tape off and glued the birds on with rubber cement (love that stuff).  Spray adhesive would have been better, but I didn't have any on hand and by this point in the project it was past 10pm.

Now it hangs beautifully in my room! :)

Yay birds!

Part of Inspired By You Wednesdays! Linked here.

I stumbled upon a youtube cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" called "If you like it then you should have put a bird on it (All The Seagull Ladies)."  The cover is... well, interesting.  As for Beyonce's version, I'll let dance her dancing speak for itself...



  1. Aren't blank canvases fun. I love to hand mine over to my kids and let them go crazy. We have some great artwork now.

    I love your birds.

  2. Ooh, I love this! Turned out great :)

  3. I love the difference your white stripes make in this! It turned out great!

  4. we have similiar tastes:

    Wait till you what I post on the next Frugal Girls link party!

  5. This just in:


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