I have now finished my birdhouse I started at Art from the Heart on Saturday in a class with Karen Hayselden.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to use the Kate Crane girl stamped image so instead waited until I was home to make a start on finishing the project.
So here it was when I left Harrogate…
I had added some doodling and dots whilst in the hotel after the class.
When I got home the Kim Dellow Paperartsy stamps had arrived and so I knew then that the birds would be perfectly sized for the house. So I stamped on bookprint, coloured them with spectrum noir pencils and mounted them on black card, and then added a coat of glossy accents.
How to affix them? Well I had already thought of adding a bead on the top and Marie and I discussed the idea of wire (we both have rusty wire from another project sitting there unused!).
So I cut a length and coiled it loosely round the house and through the bead on the top and attaching it to the boot at the bottom.
Onto the bottom I stuck one bird, and onto to the top another. The third bird is stood on the little ledge near the entrance.
The wire needed some work though so I found two cute little flower stamps in my stash that I thought worked with the style of the project and stamped them out, coloured them with the pencils and then cut them out with a little white border. I then dotted them around the wire so they look like they are floating round the house.
I adore how this has turned out. I have to thank Kassa for the class. I learnt so much about layering paint and the idea of the class was just so much fun. What a darling project.
Hope you like Bert (actually don’t care if you don’t because he’s mine and I love him and that’s all that matters!) and his friends.