As you know from previous posts, I am a lover of birds and nature. One of my favorite artist who does bird paintings is Charles Harper, I have several of his artbooks. I also collect Lefton Bird planters. I am continuing with my Crèche Theme and this time making one inspired by these things, enjoy!
upplies: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Little Niche Starburst-Coming Soon, Original Collage Artwork, Acrylic Paints in Blue and Green Hues, Iron Oxide, Metal Clips, Matte Varnish Gel Medium, Decorative Napkin of your Choosing, Paintbrush, Weldbond, Random Branch, Sc loop loo issors, Colored Pencils, Magazine Picture for Making a Mosaic, Toothpicks, Lumiere Paint Blue, Copper, Halo Blue Gold, Fine Tip Paint Applicator with High Flow Black Acrylic Paint in it,
1. Take apart GSLC Little Niche Starburst and dry brush with Acrylic Paints in Blue and Green Hues.
2. Using Matte Varnish Gel Medium add a Decorative Napkin of your Choosing making sure to separate the Three plies before attaching.
3. Glue Original Collage artwork into cent of back portion of niche using Weldbond. Press and weigh into place using what you prefer.
4. Use Transparent Iron Oxide to add a patina to your piece.
5. Fold and secure back portion of neche allowing to dry with metal clamps. Add a random branch of your choosing securing ends with Weldbond to hold securely into place.
6. Work on front portion of GSLC Starburst Neche using Colored pencils to add details and magazine picture to add a mosaic effect.
7. For final details I used a toothpick to add Lumiere Paint of Blue, Copper, Halo Blue Gold and a Fine Tip Paint Applicator with High Flow Black Acrylic Paint in it.
8. Once satisfied with the effect attach the front of the GSLC Starburst Niche to the back portion once again holding onto place with metal clamps.9. Once fully dry add the GSLC Clip to back of Niche for easy hanging if this is your preference.
Some Final Thoughts.
C. S. Lewis “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly slight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg, we are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just and ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
Victor Hugo “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.”
Richard Le Gallienne “I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field. And all the leaves were calling me.”
My mother’s favorite bird was Jenny Wren a beautiful little brown bird, whenever I see them I know my momma still is thinking of me even though we are now apart.