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Saturday, 23 February 2013
watch the birdie
Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week the theme is metal-ology and even with a poorly hand (which I am now resting as Hubbie is typing this) I couldn't resist playing along. Thankfully most of my little bird was made before I was told I had to rest my hand a wear a splint for at least the next three weeks. Boo hoo! Having tried one handed crafting today I now realise it is going to be a long three weeks!!! So here is my metal tape meets distress paint birdie number 2. Details of number 1 (Bertie) can be found here. So here she is:
I started by embossing metal DIY tape using my fab new Blueprints and Gears embossing folder and then cutting into pieces and covering the paper mache bird. When she was totally covered I set to colouring the foil tape with yummy weathered wood distress paint. When dry I spritzed with turquoise Perfect Pearls mist and then when dry brushed with treasure gold in pewter, sapphire and aquamarine.
I love the fact there are matte and metallic patches in various colours. To continue with the metal theme I added winter foliage for eyes. I added some wire around her neck with a muse token and little heart.
For her feet I used pen nibs...
Finally for her wings and tail I stamper Creative Expressions Ruler Background designed by Sam Poole onto some pre-coloured card (weathered wood distress paint). Using black archival cut into strips curled and stapled to make wing and tail shape. Attached to bird using spare pieces of embossed and coloured metal tape. Because I couldn't resist I added some twirls of silver wire.