Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY Newspaper Art

Have I mentioned how addicted I am to Pinterest? I love it! There is so much inspiration there, I could spend hours on it.

When I saw this piece of art below I knew I had make one for myself.

It was really simple to do, but I did change a couple of things up, instead of using book pages, I used newspaper pages. With the newspaper I was looking for pages with lots of black and white all over it. Don't use anything with a color on the other side because it will leak through. I learned this the hard way.

Once I had all my newspaper I modge podged them onto my two canvases and let them dry over night.

Once it was dried I used pictures I printed out of real birds that I cut out to use as a stencil, just like the original one, and free hand the tree branches. I used a jumbo size and regular size sharpie for the design. If you mess up on something you can always add more newspaper and modge podge to that spot, but you will have to wait for it to dry before moving forward.

Overall I'm very pleased with the result and have this hanging in my bedroom now.

If you would like to see some of the other awesome things I have been pinning lately click here.


  1. Love these. Going to pin them too! Thanks!

    Hope you don't mind! I am linking this to a new party on my blog. It will be every Friday. I have over 3000 followers. Hope it brings you more to your site. Please come by and check it out.

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

  2. Thank you so much. I don't mind at all. I will have to check it out!

  3. I love this :O) Pinned it and I will make it as soon as I get some more mod podge and canvases. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you so much. I would love to see what you do.

  5. what is mod podge and how do you stick the newspaper onto it. it only said that you 'mod podge it'

    1. Sorry for the long delay. Mod Podge is basically a glue you can buy at craft stores. You can make your own by taking white craft glue (Elmer's for example) and adding water to it. I'm not sure the amounts, but you could experiment with it.