Instructables
Create your own Birds for the community street art project windowzoo and become an artist yourself!

Step 1: What You'll Need

Bird
Adhesive black plastic foil
Adhesive transparent plastic foil
Cutter
Cutting mat
Scotch

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 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.
oh man what a fun project, I use birds in alot of my work so this totally suits me!
windowzoo (author)  Yvonnepaigeness7 years ago
thank Yvonne - would love to see some of your birds for windowzoo!
TangMu7 years ago
These are great - an alternative to wheatpasting or stencils if you are upto mischief. I would be tempted to mess around with adding colours in there too but a strong black silhouette is probably more striking.
windowzoo (author)  TangMu7 years ago
You got it TangMu!
trebuchet037 years ago
For some reason.. I like it :) Very good documentation too ;)
windowzoo (author)  trebuchet037 years ago
Thanks trebuchet03 - we'll see how many people actually take the trouble... :)