Friday, 5 September 2014

That bird!

Last week I showed you a sneak peek of my Flower Power bird made with the new Darcy stamps - well, in this post I'll show you how I made her.
Start off with the 2 sets of stamps:

Eclectica¬≥ Darcy 09    Eclectica¬≥ Darcy 10

available from PaperArtsy and the papier mache bird available from The Craft Barn:

Papier Mache: Bird

Paint all over in white and then in the colours you've chosen:

Here's where I got a bit stuck as I realised I'd got so carried away making the bird, I'd forgotten to take any more step by step photos! I'll show you some close-ups instead!
The body, legs and beak were all stamped in paint using the text from set EDY10, not using a block and just wrapping the stamp round the curves where necessary:

The flowers, grass, bird house, feathers etc. were all made by painting white card in various colours first and then stamping over the top and cutting out:

And here she is in all her glory, every which way but loose:

I'm going to have to make another one now to keep her company! Perhaps one for each season?

Thanks for looking!



ElizabethR said...

Oooooo I love that bird it's fabulous! Elizabeth x

Helen said...

She is fabulous, Helen, and definitely needs a companion or two or three!

Sid said...

What a gorgeous bright creation, your birdie looks fab Helen !