I remember watching the film The Birds by Alfred Hictchcock for the first time in class when I was younger, and being a bit frightened by some of the scenes. The boys in class would make mild, yet still disturbing attempts of reenacting parts of the film, and at the moment none of it was comical to say the least.
Since then, of course as it would turn out I became a huge Hitchcock fan, many of my family members are as well. It was the intrigue which led to my obsession with mysteries, and the rest is history.
Apart from the film I have also been enamoured by bird prints in general for a long time, whether it be mere silhouettes or detailed depictions. All of this past influence and suspenseful nostalgia of the film ignited the thought of a 3D inspired print.
I decided to use a few notions on-hand in my all-purpose crafting bag to begin this fun and easy project. Enjoy!
Fabric glue or spray adhesive
Fabric remnants (Dull satin)
Sharpie or tailors chalk (optional)
Needle and thread (optional)
I started by deciding on the scale of how I wanted the bird pieces to be (drawing and freehand cutting out pieces in diverse shapes on the wrong side of the fabric). I used a dull satin, because I wanted the pieces to still have a slight drape when finished. Then, place glue atop each piece and sprinkle glitter over the entire piece. Let dry. To lock the glitter, carefully dab or spray a sealant/clear fabric glue on the pieces to use as a topcoat. Let dry.
Lastly, you may take needle and thread to sew the center of the bird pieces on your garment like me or glue a pin back on them if you want it removable. I had a few leftover pieces, and embellished them more so that I could use them as fun additions on our table runner for a themed dinner party.
Now, you have a bird print with a unique personal touch!
The goods: Bird adornments-DIY, Leather heels-Bivel via Rabat boutique, Trousers-La Redoute, Shirt-Express, Belt-Zara (used from coat)