this would take far too much step by step explaining. basically, you combine fabric and paper with a 1:2 ratio of water to tacky glue and then get creative.
this is a columbine and harlequin pic that i found on google images and printed. the diamonds are pieces of fabric from a clown costume i had as a baby. i also used tissue paper, embroidery floss, and crayola washable peach paint.
fabric + paper = bird