As things continue to be hectic here in the run up to my move I find I have less and less time to create and to play and I really miss it! A couple of evenings ago I decided I needed a play fix so I got out a box of saved postage stamps and sat and went through them and pulled out all the bird themed ones I could find. Then I created a painty/inky background on a journal page, let it dry and then glued the bird stamps to it in a rough square. Next came a layer of gesso that was sort of dried with a heat gun, then rubbed over with a couple Distress ink colours, again roughly dried and then more gesso and again sort of dried. Next I took a baby wipe and rubbed off some/most of the gesso to reveal the birds to a greater or lesser extent. Some rubbed away more than others but that was OK, I like a distressed finish! A bit of outlining, some words from an old book added, extra colour stencilled through sequin waste and I am really pleased with the result. Hope you like it too!
Hello and welcome!
I like to travel and I'm incurably curious. I love my garden and I like to make things,
I like altered art and mixed media and have a leaning towards the slightly darker, weirder side of things....as you may notice!