Monday, February 25, 2013

Love Birds

Hello, Hello!  Did you all have a good weekend?  Mine seems like it just flew by.  I did get a chance to complete a couple of projects and I have a couple of others started.  So today, I've got a new altered project to share with you!! 

This is a 10x6 wooden plaque and I'm calling this one "Love Birds".

I picked up this plaque at Ross for $.49, not bad huh.

I pulled the bird off, applied gesso, then adhered scraps of fabric and patterned papers.  Then I applied another layer of gesso and stenciled with some Dylusions.

Next came some red paint, molding paste and a Prima stencil.

I let it sit for about 24hrs to make sure the molding paste was dry.  Then I accented with some light blue paint and a white pen.

I found this sentiment in my scrap bin.  I stamped it on some canvas but never used it.  I also did some other stamping here and there for interest.

I added swirls with my 3-D Enamels.  I really love this stuff the only down side is the drying time so when I use it I normally set it aside and start a new project.  I also used some Tim Holtz crackle paste for some added texture.

You know its funny because I use to really have trouble working with purple but I noticed that I seem to be reaching for it more and more.  Well that's it my sweet bloggie friends!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a beautiful day!!!


  1. Gorgeous creation Norma - what a fabulous sentiment and love how you did the branch with the birds on - stunning. TFS

  2. just amazing!!! love how you did the brand and the birds!! so talented norma!!

  3. Wow, very different from start to finish! I love the stencilled birds. x

  4. Awesome! Thank you so much for showing all the steps. I'm always fascinated by how mixed media pieces like this are created.

  5. Norma! I'm amazed at your work. I adore your "love birds" thanks so much for walking us through your project. You are one talented lady! Have a fab Monday!

  6. This is absolutely stunning my friend!! I love the gorgeous design and the colors!! The details are amazing as always!! What a fabulous plaque!!

    Regarding the White Dylusions spray...I only used a tiny bit to spritz on the project so it wouldn't overwhelm it, but I didn't really try it out. I hope to in the next couple of days so I'll let you know how opaque it is. I was able to purchase all of the new sprays...if you want to know where I got them, let me know and I'll give you the info!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I love your project. Thank you for showing all the steps it takes to make it. You did great with the purple. Its funny I love purple but have a super hard time working with it.

  8. Norma, this is so gorgeous!!!! I also love seeing the steps :)

  9. Great projects creative! Great colouring and beautiful details! ;-)


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