Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Day 14...

Back to the birds and the blue canvas...

I decided to search for some better birds online and thanks to Martha Stewart I found some. These will get filed in the inspiration binder too.
From the picture above I drew my own bird. I decided I didn't like the shape of the bird in the ad but I liked the concept of it.

After I drew my bird I cut it out and used it for a pattern on the pattern paper.

Here is how my bird turned out. It has a bit of foam tape under the wing to make it stand out a bit. I also glued the whole bird to a piece of heavier cardboard to give it some strength. The tail is cut out of pattern paper and I used a brad for the eye.
I'd like to do a little something more with the background but I don't want to ruin the wispy effect I created with the paint. I also need to use hot glue to adhere the sticks. I'm not good with hot glue. It's messy and I usually get burned!

4 comments:

Wyanne said...
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Wyanne said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished. Sorry I removed the last post...I had a spelling error. :)

Leah said...

i adore this little bird you made! it's fantastic! i love little birds and last year i did some birdy research too. i went to the library and got a book on birds and then drew the birds i liked in a sketchbook.

Pearl Maple said...

How cool, thanks for the inspiration and tips, watching to see what you get up to next.

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog space.