This cool magazine strip art is easier to make than it looks! Just cut out strips from magazines (we used mostly covers). Then glue them side by side onto an enlarged bird cut out. We’ve included the bird line art for you to print out. So you can make it as big as you want! We mounted our magazine strip art bird onto a wooden plaque stained with oak color. We think it looks so cool!
How To Make Magazine Strip Art
Materials And Tools
Wooden plaque, 14” x 18”
Plaid FolkArt Stains, Oak #2802
Mod Podge Hard Coat
Woman’s World magazines
1. Apply a coat of Oak stain to the front and edges of the wooden plaque with a foam paintbrush. Wait 30 seconds, then wipe plaque with paper towel to remove excess stain. Repeat until you achieve a stain-color you like. (We did 3 coats.)
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2. Enlarge and print out the bird silhouette, then cut it out. (Ours was 6” x 16”.)
3. Cut strips of magazine covers and pages approximately 1/8” wide. Glue each strip vertically onto the bird silhouette using Mod Podge Hard Coat and a craft paintbrush. Glue each strip directly next to the previous strip so no background shows through.
4. When bird is completely covered in magazine strips, trim the strips around the edges of the bird (it helps to turn the bird over so you can easily see its outline).
Glue the bird to the plaque using the Mod Podge Hard Coat and a craft paintbrush. Finish by applying a coat of Mod Podge directly over the top of the bird and the entire surface of the plaque. Repeat until you have 3 coats of Mod Podge over the entire surface, letting each coast dry for 20 minutes in between.
You can make magazine strip art in any silhouette you like. What about a pineapple? We think a rabbit would be cute too!
Jennifer & Kitty