Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Card of the Day-Birdhouse and Painted Background

Happy Wednesday dear friends!
Today's card features the small birdhouse from Michael Strong's Little Houses stamp set.
I used colored pencils on the birdhouse and fussy cut it--very easy!

Using a scrap of watercolor paper, I added gesso first and let it dry.
Then I experimented by applying my new Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints
with brush, stencils, stamps and sometimes I just spread the paint with my finger, ala Dina!

I was pleased to find that Matte medium does a wonderful job of attaching/gluing paper.
Before I tried this, I didn't realize what a nice finish the matte provides.
I used a torn images from an old book.

I stapled my muslin fabric scrap to secure it
and added Mike's bird house over it with dimensional foam.
Stamped the Thank You on paper, sponged the edges with ink and attached with dimensional foam.

Additional details:
Liquitex Basics acrylic gesso
Golden soft gel medium matte
Inks: Versafine black onyx, Stampin' Up! pink passion

Thanks so much for visiting!


Hetty said...

What a creative background, Laura. Wonderful experimenting with a great result. Love the images on top. Totally great card.

Diane Bouse said...

You say you aren't creative, you only cooy. Love what you do.