Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Yesterday I made this paper bird with my daughter. She made a pink one and the one that is pictured is going with a Valentine's gift for her teacher. I saw this craft idea at Joann Craft Store. You can find the instructions and template under the projects section at their website.
I wanted the embossed look like the project suggests so I used a set of Fiskars texture templates. These are really fun to play with for kids too. My daughter thought it was pretty neat to use with her coloring book. The paper I used is a color core paper so it has two different colors if you manipulate it.
I went ahead and embossed it. Then I used sandpaper on the embossing to get the second color to come through the paper.
Next, I cut out the pieces for the bird and assembled it using small brads. I'm hoping I can get it to work with the Valentine's present for her teacher. I'll show you a picture of it all next week.