I started by smearing gesso on a 4 x 6 burlap panel.
When the gesso was dry, I smeared Crackled Textured Paste on the canvas, making it thicker in some places and thinner in other.
When the paste dries, crackles appear. I painted it with watered-down Distress Paints (Mustard Seed, Bundle Sage, Peeled Paint).
The bird was inked with Saffron, Leaf Green and Fern Green, starting with the lightest ink. I stamped it on Specialty Stamping Paper.
I covered grungeboard with Tim Holtz patterned paper. The smaller 8 x 8 prints work great for this, since the patterns are smaller and work better on die cuts. Two leafy branches were die cut.
The branches were inked with Distress Ink, not covering them completely.
I made a nest for the bird with dyed crinkle ribbon and Linen ribbon. If you pull the linen ribbon sideways, it gets broader and gets a more random look. I also frayed the edges.
A wood veneer potty lady stands on one of the leaves.
From the Swivel Clasp, an Ornate Plate is hanging. It was painted with Distress Paints and sanded slightly when dry. I placed a small childhood photo of myself in the frame, taken during spring. There is a transparency in front of the photo, to protect it.
I hope you will join us this week in our Feathered challenge and don't miss checking out the wonderful projects by my fellow DT members. As always, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Burlap Panels 4 x 6, Grungeboard, Menagerie 8 x 8 paper stash; Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Dies: Sizzix: Garden Greens
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Bird Feather, Classics #4
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Fern Green, Leaf Green, Saffron; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive
Paint: Distress Paint: Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage
Medium: Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous: Crackled Textured Paste; Dina Wakley Ranger White Gesso
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Word Bands, Crinkle Ribbon, Linen Ribbon, Memo Pins, Swivel Clasps, Sprocket Gears, Screw Eyes, Ornate Plates; Studio Calico Wood Veneer: Potty People