I simply found a scrap piece of wood and basecoated it with a chocolate brown color. When it dried, I rubbed it with candle wax and then applied a light buttermilk paint color. Again, when it dried I then sanded it to removed some of the paint to let the basecoat show through. I drew my bird silhouette and then scanned it into my computer, enlarged it to the desired size and then printed it. Using transfer paper, I traced the pattern onto the wood and then used black to fill in the birds and the branches. Again, I sanded it to remove a bit more paint and then applied dark walnut Danish Oil to give it an aged look. That was it. Very simple.
I haven't decided where I'll hang it...just can't decide if I like it on a neutral wall or my cinnamon-colored wall.
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