Download the four bird artwork templates shown in the summer 2012 issue of Do It Yourself magazine at the link below.
To create your version of this artwork, print out the templates, enlarge to desired size, and trace onto a plywood square (the ones shown are 24x24 inches). Using exterior-grade paint in selected colors, paint each artwork according to your color scheme. Once dry, apply two coats of sealer to keep the artwork looking great all season.
TIP: We used striped paper to make a few of the birds pop off the plywood canvas. To do this, cut out the shape according to the template, adhere the bird shape to the plywood using glue, and then seal as directed above.
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Hollow core doors aren't the prettiest thing in the world for doors; they do however make fabulous budget friendly art canvasses. These light weight beauties can be used as is by simply removing any hardware or that can easily be cut down in to various sizes, using a circular or hand saw, cut to the size you want to work with, you'll then wanna cap off the cut end to cover up the unattractive innards and any expensive strip of [unk] is just the ticket. Cut the lock to size and then using a bit of wood glue on the ends, nail in to the solid wood edges to secure. Fill in any cracks with wood filler and sand smooth. You're now ready to use this sleek studio edge art canvass in whatever fashion suits you. Using a wood product as your canvass opens up all kinds of kinds of mix media options. You can simply prime in paint or you can wood burn, you can add found objects, use stains, sand things down to distress, lots of creative opportunity. They're light weight to hang, there's no need to frame and it's a colorful, playful way to repurpose.