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Friday, January 27, 2012

at the Beach

As you know I am working with Basically Bare and this week they are out in CA for CHA.  The above project is one I sent to them for display.
The wooden frames were provided by Walnut Hollow and the beautiful bird is from Basically Bare.   

I first painted the frames with a white paint.  The blue was added later with a small amount of water to make it a wash.  When the paint was dry, the frames were then sanded to show some of the white and bare wood through.  The frames now have a weathered seashore look.  
The bird was made using flower petals and here is how I did it.

The flower petals are white and the tail feathers are made from a punched flower.  I cut them off and then adhered to the base bird.

You can see how the petals are cut and added to the base.  

The beak is gold paint and the eye was added along with the actual white feathers on the tail.  The effect of the bird is soft and very appealing.

I hope you enjoyed my bird and frame project.  Needless to say, I did.  
Thanks for checking in today and have a great rest of the day.

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