April 20, 2011

Bird Song Canvas

 There are a lot of people out there doing these multi media canvas' and I've wanted to do one for a long time.  I bought the canvas about 6 months ago, but have had a fear to put anything on it.  So last week I was again inspired by The Scarlet Lime and decided to put something on the canvas.   So I started out by picking out a theme...I love birds and I just got the new Tim Holtz Birds dies, so that was in, then the color...of course green.  So I picked out some acrylic paint colors and went with a green and aqua and brushed both colors on overlapping them and streaking them together.  Then I took white gesso and used that as my ink to stamp the leaves and music on the background randomly.  
I wanted different textures on it, so the birds are cut out of a Coke can.  The tree is free hand drawn and cut out of cardstock, the leaves are die cuts of felt.  The next was a punch and I just glued several ferns pieces around an oval punch and placed the pearls in it for the eggs.
 This is one of my favorite quotes....a bird just sings because it is happy!  I love having a song in my heart during the day:)
  The flowers are the Rose Creations dies covered with Brushable Glue and Fire Engine Red Glitter, the stems are ribbon. The base is lace with raffia woven through it.  The side border is a punch with turquoise cardstock and pearls in the centers.
The music notes are punched out.  Then to adhere everything I had a green glittered Mod Podge type glue to put over everything...it kind of muted some of the colors and pulled everything together.
I really enjoyed doing this canvas and am planning on doing another one now!!
Thanks for looking,
Jill
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