Collage Patterned Bird

I love collage as it is such a quick and easy way to add colour, so decided to make these quirky birds.

You will need – glue, coloured paper, pencils, pastels, googly eyes and anything else you want to add to your creation.

Choose two coloured sheets.Contrasting colours is always good but totally up to you.

On one of the sheets draw the outline of your bird and then cut out and glue to your other sheet.

Rather than cutting a flat wing shape, cut out a wing shape but add a little extra to use as a tab. This gives our picture more movement. Fold the tab over and glue the tab area to your bird’s body.

Now start cutting shapes you would like to add to your bird. You can cut a shape for the eye or draw it on or use a googly eye. Use as many sheets of colour as you want.I tend to use 2/3.

Start to position where you would like, always good to have a play to see how the bird looks with your pieces in different places. When you are happy you can glue them down.

Next up adding details with your pencils, pastels whatever medium you have. You can draw the legs or use some paper cut pieces.

So now do you want to add more details? I cut some pieces for the feet ( I like having bits off the paper but you don’t have to). Also I cut some fancy feathers for the head.

I still felt the bird needed more feathers, more colouring detail and I added some sequins because this bird is very fancy!!!!Finished Bird as above. Below is a bird I did earlier today for a family zoom project, he is called Huw! I love naming them as it gives them even more personality and maybe you would want to write a poem or story about your bird. Or make some more! Hope you enjoy making your bird and most importantly have fun.

Published by readysteadyglue

Hello ! I am a single mum to a whirlwind of a boy!I love crafting with and for him .My degree was Fashion Design BA at Trent Poly and I love all things design from illustrating to taps!!! I hope you join me on my journey into blogging with hopefully lots of fun craft ideas and book reviews.

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