Posts Tagged ‘painted birds’

More Orange And More Birds

April 15, 2012

I liked the birds I’d been making for cards so much that I made a brooch.

I coloured a piece of calico with Dylusions inks and acrylic paints. I added more layers and texture using Stewart Gill fabric paints and stamping with Archival Jet Black Ink and backed it with some vilene using bondaweb.

I used my sewing machine to edge the pieces, made legs with jewellery wire (24 gauge), backed the whole thing with a piece of fabric, added an eye, beak and a brooch back and have been wearing him on my green coat ever since.

And look here are some friends of his that are works in progress….


I am just loving Orange at the moment!!

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Birds

March 6, 2012

These are some bird cards I’ve made recently from painted card, wire and a bit of embossing.  The top one is a Congratulations on the birth of your baby card, hence the little bird with the mummy one.  But I’ve also made one and used it as an Engagement card.  Since I thought of the idea I’ve made 6 of them and I seem to be addicted.  They’re so much fun to make and great to use up scraps of painted/stenciled paper that I experimented on.  I gave them wire legs because I wanted them to be quirky.