Friday, 28 November 2014

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather flock together
Those of similar taste congregate in groups

Hello everyone I am sharing a wall hanging today inspired by Tim’s papers, images and ephemera and the fact that he has a fabulous mixed-media team who create some wonderful pieces for inspiration. Chris has chosen this fabulous theme for our next challenge at A Vintage Journey and I decided to not go the Christmas route although you could do with robins and red cardinals. I have added some quick process steps below if you’d like to try the layered collage look.
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Use a piece of corrugated card and a piece of wallflower stash as the main background.
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Chop up some scraps ink edges and glue down.
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Scrape gesso thinly over.
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Add next level of collage pieces giving some strength of colour and starting the levels of dimension. Over that used dot fade  stencil and added texture paste through it using a palette knife. Add some random text stamping using black archival.
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Layer further collage elements and the focal image of birds from the wallflower stash which I added to a cabinet card. I also added a bird card from the Thrift Shop ephemera pack.
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At this point I die cut the letters using the alphabetical strip die and used this picture of these cheeky chappies who I thought fitted the theme perfectly and imagined they are best friends and very alike in their ways – hence birds of a feather flock together.
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Finally use some gesso, walnut stain distress stain and spiced marigold to add layers of watery inks and added some white splatters
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My bird wall hanging.
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Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I hope you like my Tim inspired piece of art and that you will join us this fortnight.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx

38 comments:

Julia Aston said...

You have got to be the queen of beautiful layering Brenda! what wonderful patterns and techniques on this - great use of the cabinet card - a lovely collage!

Suzanne C said...

LOVE!!! this is so beautiful!

Nicole Wright said...

I love how you layer and layer you paper. Soooo pretty

barbarayaya62 said...

stunning piece! I love all the layers you've added ! And I love the neutral palette! great piece! barbarayaya

Catherine said...

Gorgeous and stunning... Nice collage....

HUgs
Catherine

Juls said...

Wowzer, this is just amazing :-) xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful project, love all the details! The collage itself is fantastic and I love the added textures!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing project Brenda - just gorgeous!

Karin said...

Beautiful piece of work, great layering. Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

butterfly said...

Gorgeous collaging, Brenda... I love seeing the layers build up, especially the muting with the gesso taking us into texture with the stencilling... just beautiful! And all on corrugated cardboard - what could be better!
Alison xx

Suzi B said...

Love it! Thank you for the step by step x
Suzi B x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely project, Brenda, with all that layering. Hope you get a bit of time now to put your feet up and relax..before Christmas comes.
Joyce xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful collage Brenda. Thanks for sharing the process - all those layers and textures are just stunning. Nikki xx

Netty said...

Love your beautiful hanging Brenda.

Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful collage art work!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty collage Brenda! Love all the layers and white wash detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

Redanne said...

A truly beautiful collaged wall hanging Brenda, I really love how you layer your pieces, it looks so effective. Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous collage Brenda - I love all the different layers and how they all work so perfectly together. You have such a wonderful way of putting so many different elements together - the Queen of Collage! Jennie x

Jan Hill said...

I love this piece! I wish I had made it x

Beth B said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous! So much texture and dimension!! Inspiring!!

Daniele said...

what a scrummy project, lots of lovely layers
hugsx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous hanging Brenda, so many awesome layers as well.
Yvonne

Juliz Design Post said...

A beautiful collage, love the layers, textures and addition of soft pastel colours.
Julie x

Terry said...

Brenda, you have always done amazing work with collages and here is the proof. Love all the layers of collaged papers and images. Gorgeousness. Hugs!

jamie vanskiver said...

This is soo pretty!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the patchwork effect in the background and the birds are lovely. Love all the layers you have added. Tracy x

Gio said...

Such a wonderful and amazing collage, Brenda. Thanks for sharing with us!

sally said...

Love all those fab layers, birds do indeed flock together....long tailed tits in the silver birch up here :-)

Sally

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous. I'm loving collage at the moment, and you've combined it with probably my favourite paper collection of all time!

toni said...

Really love this Brenda!!! Love the collaged background and the birds are gorgeous! X

Jools Robertson said...

Love this, the colours are beautiful
And the collage and textures are stunning
They compliment the beautiful bird colours perfectly

Jools x

Coco said...

This is wonderful Brenda, I love love this hanging full of birds and delicate images! Thanks you for sharing with us all your gorgeous works, always! I've also seen this afternoon from my work your last Tim'tag, and just a 'wow' was in my throat... :) Hugs, Coco x

S@ndy Diller said...

Beautiful collage work Brenda. Thanks for sharing all the steps, I am inspired to make a collage now. Thanks.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous collage, Brenda

Marjie Kemper said...

Another stunner - you make me want to get collage-y right now. Love all the layering and the mix of colors and texture.

crafty creations said...

Wow Brenda what an amazing collage - so many layers - brilliant

Karen Garrard said...

Fabulous layering Brenda! A really beautiful piece! Karen.x

Buttons said...

Such an awesome collage - this is definitely a winning style - with the perfect mix of embellishing pieces. Jenny x