Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bird revamp...

So some of you may remember a few months ago that I was
doing a project that gave me lots of grief. No real reason for
it, it just was not going how I had envisioned it. I left it for a
while and finally went back and finished it, that was in May.
I still really wasn't happy with it but I left it alone as I just
did not want to deal with it any more.

This week I had an idea to change the "bird" to a completely
different theme. I got the shadowbox on my desk and
completely dismantled it, totally destroyed the whole thing
apart from the box and the bird. I used an embossing folder
with the spider web and used some coredinations black magic
card stock. After running it through my Sizzix I sanded off
the top layer to reveal the orange colour underneath. I
applied some gesso to my bird and re-painted it. I re-covered
the inside of the box and added a cute little dimensional spider
to the middle of the spider web.

Trying to keep in a similar colour scheme I used some alcohol
inks to re-colour the metal corners on the outside of the box.
I kept this much simpler and added a couple of mirrors on
the inside which makes this very hard to photograph.
Having a glass panel on the front is bad enough but adding
the mirrors to the inside made it almost impossible so I know
these pictures aren't the best but hopefully you can see
enough of it to see the difference.

I am much happier with this version and hopefully can say
that it is done and I will not be re-doing it again!!


Lorrie said...

I love this! And you used those Heidi mirror birds that I HAD HAD HAD to have and never used!! Perfect addition. The colors are so rich, love love love.

Netty said...

Wow its A1 Gorgeous, x

Yelowflower said...

that is truly awesome. you have my respect, both for your talent AND for your patience lol

Lori said...

Well, lookit chu! Another unfinished project DONE! And it looks fabulous! Love how you ended up finishing the bird, and the box is gorgeous! Well done, and thank God, right?