Make flamingo trophy art to add a pop of crazy color to your walls this summer!
I’ve been obsessed with flamingos. My daughter is, too. You might remember the flamingo mobile I made last year. Or my flamingo nail art. Or the flamingo themed party my daughter and I planned for her 7th birthday. Here’s another really fun project: flamingo trophy art! I made this project for DecoArt and now I’m sharing it with you here. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Supplies Used to Make Flamingo Trophy Art:
- Plastic flamingo
- Wood plaque
- Patterned paper
- Black feathers
- Americana Decou-Page
- Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics — Pink Tropics
- Patio Paint Outdoor — Cloud White
- Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics — Black Tie
- Primers, Sealers, and Finishes — Americana Matte Spray Finish
- Glue gun
- Sanding tool
- Craft knife
Step one: Paint the sides of the wood plaque with Americana Pink Tropics paint. Let the first application dry and then paint a second layer of paint over it.
Step two: Trace and trim a piece of flowered patterned paper to fit the front of the plaque.
Step three: Paint the surface of the plaque with an even layer of Decou-Page. Place the paper on top and smooth out any air bubbles. Paint over the paper with Decou-Page, and let it dry completely.
Step four: Gently sand the edges of the paper to remove any excess paper. I didn’t want a white edge showing so I touched up the sanded edges of the paper with pink paint. Note: I like to seal the front of the paper with Decou-Page before I sand the edges because the paper is less likely to tear this way.
Step five: Paint the flamingo’s neck and head with Americana Pink Tropics paint. I think this gives the plastic finish a nicer tone and a more matte look.
Step six: Paint the eyes and beak with Cloud White Patio Paint. Let the first application dry and then paint over it again.
Step seven: Paint the end of the beak with Americana Black Tie paint. Also add a black dot to each eye.
Optional: Seal the painted flamingo with American Matte Spray Finish.
Step eight: Use a craft knife to cut into the base of the neck of the plastic flamingo. The plastic is thin and easy to cut, just be careful!
Step nine: Attach the neck onto the plaque with E-6000. I use a bit of hot glue to hold the piece in place while the E-6000 dries.
Step ten: Hot glue feathers around the base of the neck.
Have fun displaying your flamingo trophy art!
No animals were harmed in the making of this project! I love my furry and feathered friends!