Monday, 11 May 2020

Birds on a Wire

Good Morning everyone

Today im sharing a little mixed media project. For the background i added lots of die cut feathers - a great way to use up any colour scrap card as you white gesso over it all, it then gives you a faux stencilled texture paste look.

Approx size 12x6".     I cut a piece of white card to fit my frame, after die cutting lots of feathers from scraps of cardstock i glued them to the background - i then stencilled some stars with texture paste.  Once dry i covered it all with a layer of white gesso. I then sprinkled on turquoise brushos and silver pixie powders and sprized with water.  I added a little extra around my feathers so its a bit darker to add some depth. The gesso absorbs the some of the brusho's to give a softer look which i wanted in this case. 

I stamped my crazy birds and coloured with inktense pencils and fussy cut them out. I worked out where i wanted my birds and created my wire with waxed cotton twine, to keep it really taut i stapled it to the frame.  I gently curved my birds and added with glue gel. 

I picked out some tim holtz chit chat stickers, attached to black card, covered with glossy accents to add an enamel finish and attached.  It says:
'Attitude is everything'
'We are fearless, independant and original'
Which i thought was apt for the birds but also to inspire the viewer.

A close up, hopefully you can just make out the feathers and stars in the background.

I also added glossy accents to their eyes

The frame i used is a cheap one from poundland, its comes without glass but i thought ideal for these little works of art.  So to protect the picture i gave it a spray varnish.

Items Used:
Tim Holtz Crazy birds (original size)
Tim Holtz chit chat stickers
Derwent Inktense pencils
Pixie powders
Joy crafts feather dies
Star stencil
Golden texture paste

Thank you for stopping by once again and all the comments you take the time to leave.  I hope you are all doing ok.  The weeks merge into each other these days, im still fighting the infection in my jaw as the operation was understandably cancelled so lots more antibiotics.  I hope its a good week for you.  Stay safe. Hugs Emmax

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gwen70 said...

Just love this card, the birds are so cute xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

such a beautiful colourful card Ginny ♥
My Blog As I do Rodos said...

Fabulous project Emma. Love those crazy birds - they do bring a smile to your face! Hope you feel better soon. Take care.
Fatima x

meg said...

their expressive faces and bright colours made me smile a fabulous project Emma

Carole Pollard said...

Gorgeous shape and design love the cute birds and the great colouring very lovely love and hugs Carole x stay safe

kate Jeffery said...

a gorgeous project Emma
Kate x

jimlynn said...

Love this! The crazy birds are so fun and your coloring is spot on! Perfect! Great background and really good idea on how to keep the 'wire' (twine) taut! Fantastic!!!

StephW said...

Thanks for sharing your 'how to' for the feathered background it looks an amazing sky backdrop for your colourful crazy birds ... just recently got some gesso (finally) so keen to try out different techniques ... Steph x

ALI said...

Fantastic Emma, love the background you created!

Diane said...

Your birds are just adorable Emma.

Hugs Diane

Alison59 said...

This is brilliant Emma; love your colouring :-)

Jenny D said...

Fabulous project, love the textured background and the cute birds.

brenda said...

A super fun creation and great colours. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our current theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jean S said...

An other super creation Emma xx

Dawn Phillips said...

This is such fun. I love how your background turned out. Love Dawn x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Mummylade said...

Lovely project! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and joining in our Anything goes-challenge.

Lys said...

A cute and joyful card.Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful, great colouring.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Kirsty said...

Fabulous mixed media project Emma, love it. I think the background effect is amazing, what a great idea. Sorry to hear your still suffering with your jaw infection. Big hugs Kirsty. x