Friday, January 11, 2013

He's a Strange Bird


Viva Las VegaStamps! image used: 

Bird With Worms 2 1/4 x 3

Wild Paper 300 lb 8x10
Black Marker 
Dylusions Ink Sprays-London Blue, Pure Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink
Stazon Inkpad-Midnight Teal 
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint-Purple Palette, Dab o yellow
Faber-Castell Big Brush-White

I'm not sure where this idea came from, lol.  I was trying out some paper for a review, and had smeared some yellow paint (there was another color in the brush, that I forgot to keep note of) and sprayed with Dylusions. 

I stamped one of Mary Vogel Lozinak's wonderful images, Bird with Worms, and was wondering what I wanted to do next. 

The expression on that bird's face.... I'm not sure if it's one of indecision--"Which worm do I eat first?" or guilt-"These worms is so cute. But I'm going to eat them, anyway!"  At any rate, he looks like he might be calling on strange forces to help him out.  So I grabbed a black marker and echoed the shape of the bird.  Because ultimately, he's calling on himself for answers.

The paper has a deep tooth so I was able to let the paint show through in some places just by using lighter pressure.

To marry the light and dark portions I dabbed on some purple acrylic paint and then spotted white around the stamped image.

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Unknown said...

This is crazy awesome!

Mandy said...

Seem awsome

kristie said...

This is so cool!!