Saturday, 7 September 2013

Little 'Love Nest'

A plain wooden hanging bird house, I thought when I see it I can do something with these. I added some embossed paper using my tree carving folder for the main part, then added die cuts for the roof. Added some plain white roses with a die cut leaves think it was from the Tim Holtz range for the pine cone. I found a little wooden bird and attached. Gesso all over then added some tattered angels shimmer spray in green and cranberry. I used Pinflare pearl wand to make the tiny beads.

The bird I used a mix of cranberry shimmer spray with Artiste blush pearlised acrylic paint, made by Do crafts.

Enjoyed this little project completed by attaching ribbon to hang with a pretty bead.


Birdie mixed media canvas

I quite liked the idea of creating a canvas that would help to
cover the bare walls in my craft room. Strange for a crafter
to have but yes I have bare walls in my crafting room.

I like the idea of using mixed media and the end result is in
the picture. Starting with a plain white background, I added layers of shapes and lots of tissue paper. Covered the whole
canvas with gesso and then added some spray inks. These inks tattered angels in forest green and cranberry, I added a little pearlised paint and this was the end result. Iused plain white flowers with a couple of pink then covered with gesso and let dry. Once dried I added some colour to the flowers using more inks then added a dry brushed coating of gesso,

Loved making this canvas another on the go too,

Happy crafting all