I "borrowed" this idea from Ballard Design. I hope they don't mind...
I love these vintage frames. They are two (in one) of the ten projects I'd hoped to finish...well....soon.
I can't imagine how anyone could let them go for such a low price -- just $4 for both. I can't imagine how anyone could let them go, period. But, hey, it works for me.
To make the paper I cut the birds from, I found a description of a mockingbird online and cut and pasted it into a Word document several times to cover the entire page. I changed the font to Arabic Typesetting, the size to 14pts, the type to white, the background to black, then printed it out on cardstock.
I didn't throw up over this step but I came close. This took an enormous amount of printer ink, I'm sure!!! The up side was it came out looking just like theirs, yes?
Using this pattern...
I cut the birds from my "special" paper and, using Mod Podge, glued them in place.
My details were painted on with a tiny brush but I think you could just use a fine marker if you wanted.
I'm hooking up...
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