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I have a pair of birds similar to these lovelies hanging in my dining room. I bought them for five dollars at a local discount store. My mother-in-love almost always comments on how much she loves them. So I scoured every mall, every store, every online boutique for something similar and could. not. find. a. single. one. I had a choice. I could either paint the birds onto glass--which, trust me, would have resembled a third grade art project--or find some other way to get the look. They say invention is born of necessity. I found another way.
.". How to make instant bird art on glass .".
.". Buy frames and remove the back using a hobby knife
.". Find two bird prints you like (make sure you check for a copyright)
.". Edit the pictures to fit the size of your frames (the ones I made in the above photo were 5 by 7's)
.". Print the pictures in the correct size
.". Take the copies to a local print shop and have them color copied onto transparencies.
.". Cut out your prints.
.". Turn your frame face down and remove the glass.
.". Run a strip of clear silicone around the edge of your frame where the glass will rest.
.". Quickly place the glass into the frame, using a cloth to press the edges down (just to keep the smudges off)
.". Apply another layer of silicone around the edges of the frame, this time on the glass surface.
.". Place the print right side down onto the glass, using your cloth to smooth the edges.
.". Allow to dry over an hour before hanging