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.
Use a piece of corrugated card and a piece of wallflower stash as the main background.
Chop up some scraps ink edges and glue down.
Scrape gesso thinly over.
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.
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.
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.
Finally use some gesso, walnut stain distress stain and spiced marigold to add layers of watery inks and added some white splatters
My bird wall hanging.
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