Create your own Birds for the community street art project windowzoo
and become an artist yourself!
Step 1: What You'll Need
Adhesive black plastic foil
Adhesive transparent plastic foil
You can draw the Bird or you can print a picture you have or found.
You can use any adhesive foil - the color does not matter - I most of the time use black for nice contrast. If you can find transparent foil that is not too adhesive, take it. We use it as a carrier film for the finished bird and it helps if it does not stick too much.
Step 2: Prepare black foil
Cut black foil so it covers the bird.
Step 3: Tape foil to mat, add Bird on top
Tape the black foil to the mat.
Crop the Bird to what you need and put it on top.
Tape the Bird to the mat too.
Tape it on every edge at least. When cutting out the Bird you will turn the mat a couple of times and the better it is fixed, the easier the cutting will be.
Step 4: Cut the Bird!
Using the cutter follow the edge of the Bird and cut it out. Don't try to follow the edge of the Bird too precisely, but try to make natural edges. Sometimes it is easier to turn the mat in one or another angle to cut. Try to make sure you join cutting lines in corners. You can also correct this later, but think of it now...
Also make sure you don't forget to cut any edge that makes out the Bird!
Step 5: Remove Bird and correct errors
Remove the Bird so only the black plastic foil remains taped to the mat. Take a look at the foil. Have you made all the edges? Do the corners join? you can correct mistakes with the cutter.
Step 6: Skin the Bird
Remove all the black foil around the Bird. Stick it somewhere on the table edge, we'll use it later. Find a way not to skin the portions that have the scotch that keeps the Bird down.