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A Unique Birth Announcement – Step by Step Tutorial

A Unique Birth Announcement – Step by Step Tutorial

Giraffe Birth Announcement

I’ve created this giraffe birth announcement frame for my nephews’ newly born boy. I wanted to give them something that no one else could give them. I’m in the process of making burp clothes out of cotton flannel and thought I would make something to match. With the remnants of 3-4 inches, I decided to cover a frame I found at Dollar Tree. Then I thought it would be a unique gift if I painted something on the glass. The nursery is being decorated with giraffes. I went online and found clipart of a giraffe and modified it for my needs. I’m very happy with how unique this birth announcement came out. I haven’t seen anyone else have it. The frame can also be used as a picture frame. Just add a 4 x 6 baby picture.

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  • Amber Brown – Pebeo Vitrea 160 paint
  • Sun Yellow – Pebeo Vitrea 160 paint
  • Veiled White – Pebeo Vitrea 160 paint
  • Red Pepper – Pebeo Vitrea 160 paint
  • Pebeo Vitrea 160 Outline Black
  • 8 x 10 Frame
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape

Here is the step by step tutorial

giraffe-clipartFind a clipart design from the web that you like. I’m using this giraffe I found. I modified the spots.

giraffe-outline Pebeo Vitrea 160 black outliner to outline the giraffe.

Giraffe Birth Announcemnt painting spotsUsing Amber glass paint mixed with Veiled White to make the color to paint the giraffes’ spots.

Birth Announcement FrameUsed Amber Brown to paint the hoofs and tail.

giraffe painted ears pink Veiled White and Red Pepper paint colors to make Pink. Use the new pink color to paint the inside of the ears.

giraffe painting yellow body Sun Yellow paint the body of the giraffe.

giraffe paint white of the eye Veiled White to add the spot to the eye.

Finished painting the giraffe on the glass with pebeo vitrea paint.Completed painted giraffe.

Finishing the Framed Birth Announcement

Giraffe Birth AnnouncementI covered the frame with a flannel giraffe print fabric.

Added a light tan paper to the backgorundI added light tan paper to the background of the frame.

Giraffe Birth AnnouncementThis is the completed birth announcement frame ready for either a baby picture or the birth announcement.

Giraffe Birth AnnouncementHere is an example of the birth announcement. The information can be printed on pretty color paper and using a font of your choice.  As you can see this is not a pretty colored paper. I’m just using it as an example.

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How to paint a giraffe birth announcement. Baby picture frame

Here is a handy PDF printable

A Unique Birth Announcement

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