Today's project is inspired by Love Mae's fabric wall stickers. I like the idea of using decals as decoration for bedrooms. But instead of fabric, I used washi tape.
First I looked for photos of birds on Google Images and traced them on Illustrator using the pen tool. I'm a newbie at Illustrator and my lines are not yet that great. Took me a couple of hours and a Youtube tutorial to do this. Practice makes perfect!
Download the template here.
I printed them out on a letter sized paper. You can print them on sticker paper if you want to put them on the walls or cabinets.
Then I started laying out the strips of washi tape on the bird. You can be as neat as you want or as messy like what I did:
Trim the tape using a scalpel or cutter. Carefully slice off the excess tape and avoid cutting your paper.
Try out different colors that work for you.
Tada! I placed them on my bedroom wall. Too bad my paper owl family is gone, it would have been nice to see them all on my wall.
Aside from practicing Illustrator, I also tried using Photoshop. I'm just a beginner here but I'm kind of getting used to it :)