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Tweet Bird Mixed Media Collage

Experience the wonders of mixed media collage with this fun and whimsical project on canvas.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Plaid ® Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Backgrounds
Item #30494
Stencil value packs and single stencils offer a variety of thematic designs at a great price. Delicate, detailed designs are ideal for paper projects, memory ideas, small accessories and personalizing.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Indian Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #5260E

Indian Yellow FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a bright, clear, vibrant yellow.

FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Transparent coverage
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Quinacridone Red, 2 oz.
Item #5262E

Quinacridone Red FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a bright red that has an orange cast to it.

FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design.

  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations
  • Use with stencils to create patterns
  • Mix with a matte medium or an opaque white to create subtle pastel colors

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Dioxazine Purple, 2 oz.
Item #5264E

Dioxazine Purple FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a vivid purple color that is neither too blue or too red. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Use with stencils to create patterns
  • Easy application and brush-ability

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Prussian Blue, 2 oz.
Item #5266E

Prussian Blue FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is an intense, strong blue color. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Transparent coverage
  • Great for creating washes and tints
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Sepia, 2 oz.
Item #5270E

Sepia FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a rich neutral brown, perfect or tinting artwork to achieve a vintage feel. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #5278E

White FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic can be used as a hightlight color, or can be tinted with any FolkArt Mixed Media color to create a range of pastel colors. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel creates an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Permanent Green Light, 2 oz.
Item #5299E

Permanent Green Light FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic is a bright, clean, green color which can be used alone or intermixed with any Folkart Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylic. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gels create an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • The rich consistency prevents paint from bleeding Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Tools - Medium Foam Applicator
Item #5375E
Folk Art Mixed Media Medium Foam Applicator is perfect for applying FolkArt Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylics to all of your mixed media projects. You can create a solid or blended effect using this tool. The FolkArt Mixed Media Foam Applicator tool can be pounced or dabbed up and down over the project surface or softly wiped from side to side to apply and blend colors. It can also be used to apply FolkArt Mixed Media Paints through a stencil.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Made from high-density foam for maximum control of paint application
  • Comfort grip handle
  • Great for creating solid color or blending
  • Can be used to apply paint through a stencil
  • Washable and reusable 

$1.99

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Brushes - Brush Set
Item #5380E
The FolkArt Mixed Media Brush set contains three brushes: No. 1 Script Liner, 3/8" Flat Brush and a ¾" Flat Brush. The variety of sizes allows artists to easily create professional results. The flat brushes are great for base coating large or small areas. The script liner is perfect for adding fine details to projects. These brushes are made with taklon bristles, sleek black handles and matte gold ferrules. These brushes work great with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent and Opaque Acrylic Paints.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Available in 3 sizes for blending, base coating, and detail work
  • Made from high quality materials
  • Easily create professional results

$4.49

Mod Podge ® Paper - Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11236
Mod Podge ® Paper is an acid free formula. It is non-tacky and perfect for paper crafts. Still quick-drying for multiple coat build up, Mod Podge ® Paper dries clear and holds tight. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.

$7.99

Other Supplies
6" x 6" wooden canvas
Wooden bird applique
Scrapbook papers
Black & white text from magazine
Button
sequins or sticky rhinestones
Wire for hanging
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
Water basin
Paper towels
Foam plate
Glue

Instructions

CANVAS

  1. Paint canvas top and sides with White opaque. Let dry.
  2. When dry, glue various text papers and musical score from download sheet.
  3. Thin the White paint with a little water and sponge paint over the papers. Lightly sponge other colors over the papers in various places. Let dry.
  4. Stencil dots in Green using the sponge in 2-3 random areas.
  5. Cut out flowers, tree branch and leaves out of scrapbook papers. Glue in place. Let dry.
  6. Using Dioxazine Purple and Prussian Blue, lightly sponge the canvas edges to give a distressed feel.

BIRD

  1. Lay the bird face down on the tracing paper. Trace around the bird's body shape. Flip the bird over, trace around the wing shape. Use these tracing to cut out your scrapbook paper shapes. Glue them in place on the wooden bird.
  2. Using the download sheet, cut out the crown from a thicker scrapbook paper.
  3. Edge the wing, bird body and crown by sponging Prussian Blue.
  4. Glue on the button eye, sequin necklace and sequin to crown tips.

ASSEMBLY

  1.  Hot glue the bird in place.
  2.  Attach the wire from two corners with hot glue.
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