Sunday 1 September 2013

Using wood for UPA

The new Unruly PaperArts blogozine is published today and it is all about using wood in your crafting projects. There are the usual Reader’s Art Quests (RAQs) and columnist articles over the month. But sadly this will be the last month for UPA as Shar the creator and editor can no longer find the time to keep it going. It is such a shame.
This is my RAQ sample using a flat wooden birdhouse and a couple of wooden embellishments.P1130952
These birdhouses can be picked up quite cheaply and I got mine from the Range in the UK.
I had seen a video made by Leandra at PaperArtsy and decided to use her techniques to colour up and get some texture going. You can find the video tutorial HERE, where the process is described in detail and is very easy to follow.
I also painted the back using Fresco Finish paints and a piece of foam.
I gathered some wooden embellishments together, not sure which ones I was going to use at the time and I painted them all with white acrylic paint.
I decided to use the large bird and small dragonfly and painted them again with FF paints, then over-stamped the bird with a Tim Holtz stamp.
Using a small piece of twig also painted up I glued in a perch..
You can see the textures and layers of paint here.
Have fun working with wooden pieces this month and please enter your projects into the two RAQs which are 1. To use wooden accents and 2. Make a 3D wooden project. I think I have covered both with my birdhouse lol.
Thanks for joining me today, have fun.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
A Wonderful birdhouse.

Paula J Atkinson said...

Gorgeous textural design, love the chosen colours too.

SD pooja said...

Its wonderful !

Jenny Marples said...

Love this Brenda. The painting on the front is a perfect fit to the raised textured shapes. Looking forward to hearing about the weekend. Hugs, Jenny x

Jane said...

what a super birdhouse Brenda, some lovely layers and textures going on there. Have a great week x

Redanne said...

Very sad news about UPA, it is a great magazine...... Love your birdhouse, you have certainly mastered Leandra's technique and the texture is amazing. Love the colours too - beautiful work. Your head must be spinning with ideas now! Hugs, Anne x

Deborah said...


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful birds house.

Shirley said...

Me like this Brenda and what you have done with it.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

diane said...

That's wonderful!
Now why didn't I think of that? :-D

2amscrapper said...

This is a fabulous example for UPA, which may be getting a new lease on life.

Brenda Brown said...

Is Blogger having a mad half hour as I have had a message that comments can't be left here?
B x

Words and Pictures said...

How sad that UPA is going away...

Love your textured wooden birdhouse - gorgeous painty effects in the background and the stamping ito the paste has worked beautifully.
Alison x

Terry said...

Pretty birdie house! Love that texture and those colors! Hugs!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! UPA is staying, I am pleased to say!

Lucy x