Happy Easter weekend, peeps! To celebrate, I gave a little thrifted chick a newspaper decoupage makeover.
Isn’t she a cutie?
Here’s what my chick looked like when I found her:
Honestly, she was already a cutie in her original state, but I felt like she was crying out for a black and white vintage industrial style makeover. Because isn’t everything?
Newspaper decoupage makeover
To start the makeover, I gave her a quick coat of white spray paint.
Then I cut a bunch of heart shapes out of a newspaper with my Cricut …
… and started decoupaging them on to my little chick with matte-finish Mod Podge.
When I’ve done previous newspaper decoupage makeovers (like the birds I decoupaged last spring), I’ve applied the newspaper in single lines of text, all facing in the same direction. That gets to be a tedious process.
Using heart shapes instead of single lines of text sped up the process considerably.
I wanted my chick’s wings to contrast with the rest of her body, so I covered them with hearts that had been cut from photos in the newspaper.
I chose hearts that were cut from the backgrounds of the photos, so they didn’t have any faces on them or anything else that would be distracting.
Finally I covered the chick’s hat in hearts that had been cut out of the newspaper’s crossword puzzle.
Painting the rest of the pieces
When I was satisfied with my decoupage job, I moved on to painting. I decided to give my little chick yellow feet and a yellow beak.
I painted the stem and petals of her flower a celery green.
And I made her tulip and her hat bow red.
Next, I pulled out my stash of found metal discs and painted two of them black. (I live near a junkyard, so I find these laying on the side of the road all the time when I’m out walking.)
After I superglued the metal discs on as her eyes, she was all done.
I know she was adorable in her original paint job, but she fits in at my house much better now that she’s had her makeover. 🙂