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Tuesday 20 November 2012

meet Bertie.....

well the posts are coming thick and fast
...as i try hard to catch up with the funkie junkies twelve tags of 2012......
and blog Dt makes.......
and some of my creations ....
so without further ado....
meet Bertie...
what do yo think?
he has been a long time in the thinking about....
and a while sat unfeathered..
but finally Bertie has wings to fly!
i covered a paper mache bird with bronze paint
cut lots of my favourite Tim cogs from foil
and covered Bertie..
these were then coloured with alcohol inks
when dry i added lots of fab idea-ology mini cogs
snaps and cogs
with mini screw brads...
ssshh...don't tell him he has cogs for eyes!
my new addition to crafty stash rusty wire ...
that i love...was used and a rusty bell
around his neck..
so i can find him if he flies off!!!!
and finally shake those tail feathers....
some rusty wire curled and shaped for feathers...
and finally..
rusty wire feet............
well i am rather fond of Bertie...let me know what you think?!
have a fun and inky day!
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  1. Good thing you put a bell on him you wouldn't want him flying away! LOL
    Awesome Steampunk bird!!!
    hugs Lynn

  2. This is just terrific. Bertie needs to come and live with my Steampunk dolls I think.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Wow! Trace this is so imaginative, what a great idea. Love Bertie's steampunk wings. and his wiry tail. You've really done this little birdie up well. Michelle xx

  4. No wonder you are fond of him, he's a stunner! Love that rusted wire - it makes such a difference (perfect feet, or whatever they are called - bird anatomy is not my strong point:) Don't let him fly too far away. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. I love him - fabulous idea xx

  6. It really is a bird totally in your fab style! Love it! Hugs, Gerrina

  7. Hello Trace - he is wonderful - what a work of art - I'd love one too for Christmas (maybe, if I have the time I'll make myself one). Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs Jean

  8. Great steampunk birdie Trace, love his rusty wire tail and feet and the wire around his neck with the little bell. Lovely. Tracy x

  9. Gorgeous...what a great bird, Trace. Great altered art!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  10. Steampunk stunner! The rusty wire is fantastic stuff, and you've used it brilliantly here. The feet and the tail feathers are probably my favourite parts... What a fantastic idea, brought to life with such imagination and skill - wow!
    Alison x

  11. Bertie is so wonderfully made, love your Steampunk bird.

  12. You did a brilliant job Trace. Really love him, hope he has pride of place in your house.xx

  13. Hi Trace, well this is a bit of a chance from a tag! Bertie is adorable, he actually looks like he has been created from metal. Love his cog wings and the rusty metal works beautifully for his gorgeous waggy tail and feet. Love him, want one of my own now! Hugs, Anne x

  14. Wow! wonderful design

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  15. WOW WOW WOW TRace. What special and very beautiful. LOVE it.
    lovely greet

  16. Bertie is crazy fantastic and I'm pinning him...a real WOW!!!

  17. Hello
    Yes, I agree he looks great; love his feet!!!!
    A very innovative creation.
    Thank you very much for joining us at Our Creative Corner, it has been a pleasure to see your work.

  18. Wow again. Brilliant Bertie is inspired. Love him to bits! Nicola x

  19. What a fab Steampunk bird Trace. He looks great. Love the metal and cogs but the tail and feet are brilliant.


    Annie x

  20. Wow...this is such a stunning creation! Thank you for sharing with your creativity this week at Our Creative Corner... :)

  21. Oooo Bertie is just FAB, love his rusty wire tail and feet, cool! xx

  22. Bertie is one cool birdie! Love how you've used the rusty wire!

  23. Bertie is great looking and will be a special addition to your fantastic projects. I might have to go out tomorrow looking for a paper mache bird too! Michael's? I have noticed they have several paper mache forms lately. Again, love Bertie!

  24. I am loving it! Fantastic bird!

  25. Love this project so much. What an awesome bird this is. Thanks so much for playing along with our foil and alcohol ink technique challenge at Our Creative Corner.

  26. I'm in love with Bertie... He's Fabulous... The detail Trace is AmAzing love the use of rusty wire & cogs.... Love him!!! Hugs May x x x

  27. Great to meet Bertie! What an awesome make. The nose is just my favorite part!

  28. VERY cool project! I love his little spindley legs :-) Thanks for joining Our Creative Corner this week, I sure hope we see you again!

  29. Really unusual project- stunning work. Thanks for playing along with crafty cardmakers this week, Rebecca x

  30. My most favourite make of yours to date Trace! Little Bertie is so gorgeous. Just love everything about him.

  31. Wow! What an amazing project! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x


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