Monday, February 28, 2011

Bird Silhouette Plaque

I was inspired by Kim of Too Much Time on My Hands when I came across here "Little Birdies" plaque.  I loved it so much that I thought I would create my own version and this is what I came up with...

I simply found a scrap piece of wood and basecoated it with a chocolate brown color.  When it dried, I rubbed it with candle wax and then applied a light buttermilk paint color.  Again, when it dried I then sanded it to removed some of the paint to let the basecoat show through.  I drew my bird silhouette and then scanned it into my computer, enlarged it to the desired size and then printed it.  Using transfer paper, I traced the pattern onto the wood and then used black to fill in the birds and the branches.  Again, I sanded it to remove a bit more paint and then applied dark walnut Danish Oil to give it an aged look.  That was it.  Very simple. 

I haven't decided where I'll hang it...just can't decide if I like it on a neutral wall or my cinnamon-colored wall. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!



  1. Oh, Yours is beautiful! I like it way better than mine. You are good! I think I like it better on the white wall. It looks so springy!

  2. Very cute...looks great with the white.