Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ta da! the bird revealed...

 
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Well here it is...that darn bird finally finished! I ended up
going in a different direction with it. It is not like the ones
that people did in class last year with Tim Holtz.
I had it sitting by my desk for a while looking all forlorn as
it had been sanded almost to death.
I started painting it again at the weekend and then
Tim Holtz started a series this week on distressing, so it
motivated me to take this bird in a new direction. It is
now based on one of the projects that we did on the
Mexico cruise, I did not do as many of the techniques
but it gave me a jump start to get this bird finished.

I apologize for the photo but it is very hard to photograph
something that has glass on the front, if anyone has any
tips I would love to know !
Believe me I took this thing all around my house, inside
and outside and after many attempts this was the best,
thank goodness for digital cameras :)

So as well as causing me a great deal of distress I did
use distress inks on the background, the birdcage diecut,
and the stamped canvas block. So relieved that I can
move on to other things now.

15 comments:

Helen Mills said...

Despite it's traumatic start in life the bird looks fantastic!! (Is it a 3D one?) Nice job

Nancy Lynn said...

Your bird is really great. It just took you walking away from it for awhile for it to come back to life. Tim's bird class last year was one of my all time favorites. I hope you have a great time this weekend in his class at Frenzy.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH FABULOUS piece, Marlene!! It's WONDERFUL. Love the bird!

Lori said...

I think it really turned out well, Marlene. I love the colors on the bird. At least you didn't sand the poor birdie's beak off, rofl. Love all the details you put on this...great work!

KAT said...

Awesome - glad you saved the bird and love the bird in the box!!!

Lisa V said...

Great job!!! After all that frustration & distress, it came out very cool! Love he way it all came together--perserveance!! LOL

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