Hi Folks, I have a couple of bird related samples for you today using the stamp of the month stamps from Chocolate Baroque
For my first sample, I created a couple of backgrounds using Distress paints and water. I used some smooth watercolour paper, as I wanted to add lots of water to the paints to create a watery feel to the backgrounds. I have used Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive and Antique Linen as my colour palette. On the larger background, I stamped a border using a tree stamp from the Woodland Dreams stamp set using gold embossing powder. On the smaller background I have used one of the lovely Lalique style birds, which I have coloured using Distress Markers. I simply matted the backgrounds with plum card, and added some ruffled ribbon.
One difference I noted between Distress paints and Distress Inks was that I could not bleach my central image to paint it, owing to the acrylic base of the paints. It did affect the final look of my project, however, I was still able to add sufficient colour to the image to achieve the look that I wanted.
My second project is a little altered notelet box, using Weathered Wood Crackling Medium and acrylic paint from my stash. I painted the little box using navy and and pale blue paint, applying the crackling medium in between the two layers. I used very cheap acrylic paint, so I am happy that it works very effectively. I stamped the bird onto tissue paper using silver embossing powder, and coloured it with Distress Markers. I adhered the tissue paper using Matte Medium, taking care not to wet the front of the image, as I did not want to make the coloured image run.
I used a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments clear stamp set to stamp along a piece of ribbon to embellish the sides of the box, using Versamagic Ink. I added a couple of Crealie flowers to complete my project.