One Happy Crow

etsy crow

Recently I went on a trip and wanted something different to read on the flight home. Usually I buy a decorating magazine for color inspiration but I decided on a Popular Science.  I haven’t picked up that magazine since I was in high school and read my brother’s way back then!

 

The cover was intriguing and it was fun to read about crows.  After I read all the articles I did what it is my custom…. to tear out fonts and interesting images and deposit the magazine in the recycle bin.  I was inspired to use the crow image today with one of my favorite sayings in magazine fonts.

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Step one is covering the 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas with acrylic paint, two colors give more dimension and add interest to the final picture even though it will be covered with magazine font.

 

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While the paint is drying, I like to plan the picture and lay out all the elements.

 

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I measured the pencil in the illustration and made a little slit in the upper beak so a print out of a French fry would look realistic.

 

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When the paint was dry I started with colorful strips of magazine paper for a border around the picture.  Then used a glue stick to secure all the magazine fonts for the saying.  The crow was on cardstock which doesn’t adhere with glue stick, so I used hot glue to hold it in place.

This 10 x 10 canvas picture is in my Etsy Shop WhimziVille for sale but I thought it would be fun make this original piece of art available to you to print a copy of if you want one.  Just click on “Crow Printable” and print and cut out.

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Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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