Do you ever take your art off the page and turn it 3D? It can be great fun and can literally add a new dimension to how you think about your work! If it isn't something that you already do then can I suggest this project as a good starting point to get you off the page? It is super simple and very cute. It is all about making DIY 3D paper birds that can stand up and decorate your space.
This is a continuation of a series of blog posts and videos I have been doing all based around DIY Patterned Paper. It all started in February with my 5 Fun DIY Patterned Paper Techniques blog post where I shared some of my current favourite ways to decorate paper. Hop over to that blog post if you don't remember it and share your current favourite techniques!
Then I shared a project made using those patterned paper in my DIY Patterned Paper Bird Journal Page blog post and there was a video of that project too.
Well this time around I have taken the same bird I showed you how to make for the art journal page and made it 3 dimensional and you can watch the whole process in the video below.
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VIDEO: DIY 3D Paper Birds
Craft wire 20 or 21 gauge (Approx 0.75 mm diameter)
Pliers and wire cutters
PaperArtsy PS040 stencil
Sharpie Extra Fine paint pen
Ranger medium brayer
Turner Acryl Gouache (Night Blue, Colour Pearl Lemon)
Holbein Gouache Brilliant Gold
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paperpack 200 sheets 120 gsm
Golden Regular Gel
Liquitex Muted Colour inks
Piece of plastic
This project is great because you can scale it up or down and make a whole family of birds. They can make great art swap items plus just think about how they would look in Seasonal colours as Christmas decorations!
Have lots of fun with this one and don't forget to tag or link to me for anything this inspires you to make as I would love to see!
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If you liked this project then you will like these, just click on the photos to go to the blog posts.