Monday, March 22, 2010

1830's Bird Print On Canvas + My First Talented Tuesday

Remember this one? Graphics Fairy posted this image a few weeks ago, and I instantly knew I had to use it for one of my projects. I've wanted to do something with birds, a collage of sorts, so I got a canvas (1.25 from Dollarama) and got to work. I took a inkjet printed on cheap paper, and Mod Podged it on along with bits and strips of old sheet music and printed sheet music, also from GF.

This is what I had looked at, from none other than Pottery Barn, it is no longer available, but it was definitely more than I'd ever pay for a unstretched canvas hanging. It was over $200.

I also liked this one, the postage stamped look, and of course the Eiffel tower. Pier One Imports has this one on sale for $60.

Anyhow, I had fun making this one and since most of the items I already had, it is definitely something to brag about! I've also joined for the first time, Talented Tuesday, at My Frugal Family!

Thursday, I'm linking to Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday Too, just cause.... well afterall, it is a Pottery Barn inspired rip-off!



Anonymous said...

The birds are beautiful & your creation is sensational!!
Have a Wonderful Week!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

So awesome! :)

the gypsy magpie said...

Well I happen to LOVE your collage- it's got more style than the PB piece and I think the dimension really adds something to it. Nice job! Thank you for sharing your idea- I especially love that you used things you had. I'm a fan!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Yours is so beautiful, what a fabulous job you did!! It's funny because I used to carry almost the exact same canvas, as that PB one, in my shop (it was a less expensive knock off). And I was just thinking the other day that it would be fun to make my own, and here you've done it... and it's wonderful! Thanks so much for linking this one up to "Brag Monday".

Morgane said...

it turned out great, I love the idea of using canvas!
I always want to purchase some (while I cannot paint!) and now I know what my next project will be!
Thank you for sharing.
I like that you included a little Eiffel tower!

PetraB said...

Your collage looks amazing, I love all the little details which give it a real rich feel, Petra.xx

Bella McBride said...

Wonderful! Who needs to buy new when you can create something even more wonderful and beautiful! Great job! I'm sooo impressed!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

It looks great!


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