Sunday, August 21, 2016

Coloring and Painting Scribbly Birds

Here are some Scribbly Bird cards inspired by Anneke De Clerck's bird card blog post 
 I embellished wrinkle free distress backgrounds from my stash:
sponged mermaid lagoon ink over a Tim Holtz' Honeycomb stencil,
stamped Tim's Bitty Grunge stamp with stormy sky.
I made my own 3 circle stencil with cardstock and a  5/8 inch punch
applying pearlescent white Adirondak acrylic paint through the circles with a paintbrush.
For the open circles, I used Dina's technique-
dab some acrylic paint on the bottom of a paint bottle and apply it to your piece. 
I also found the open side of one of the screw tops of the dabbers worked even better.
It's a pity my Adirondak paint dabbers are drying out before I can use them up.
For the Scribbly bird above, I used card stock, 
stamped it with a BoBunny text stamp in pumice stone.
Then on top of that, I stamped Dina's bird on top, using Versafine black onyx ink. 
When dry I used colored pencils to add color.

 Here are some photos of my work along the way.

 I tried Dina's method of dry painting the Scribbly birds, 
which have been stamped on old book paper.
I used red colored pencil for the tiny heart. She used paint. 
Afterward I outlined the heart with a Pitt Artist Pen 0.1 mm-Black India Ink.
Below are the 3 painted Scribbly birds.

 I added the sentiment from the set on some of my cards
cutting out the lines and attaching with Golden Soft Gel (Semi-Gloss) gel medium.

I used various fibers from by stash.

 Pulled out some strands of burlap, making circles to resemble a nest.

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Hetty said...

Hello Laura, your bird vards are very creative, even if you had a sample! You made some fantastic backgrounds and the birds are so tweet! I love that sentiment.

Diane Bouse said...

Just love this chubby little bird. Great cards.