1. Sketch out your bird shapes on colored card stock. We chose a bright fuchsia base for our rainbow bird and a black base for our swan. 2. Cut out your bird shapes. 3. Start cutting out your feather shapes from your paint chips. 4. Glue down your first row of wing feather. 5. Move on to your second row and then your third. 6. Add feathers as needed to fill in gaps. 7. When you are finished layering your feathers you will add details with your gel pens; eyes, beak, cheek. 8. If you are doing a swan queen, don't forget your golden crown!