Saturday, 18 July 2009
Dreams of Birds
Could not get the Ready Steady Stamp challenge out of my head so knew it was not done with me. Then following some of Carol's signposts and doing a little blog walking found Awfully Big Art Adventure and Wednesday Stamper this face fits all three.
Ready Steady Stamp use imge of either a cat or a dog well hope this Cats face meets that, use black and gold, include 3 differnt brads a page from a book or newspaper and faux batik.
Awfully Big Art Adventure are looking for pieces inspired by the theme of birds
Wednesday Stamper want your interpretation of dreams!
The cat here is inspired by my ginger tabby Pounce, who at 15 months is a feline teenager. Recently he has proved himself to be a hunter and bird catcher but more usually he will bring home frogs.
Paper mache mask from craft supermarket, primed with white Gesso and then with Gold acrylic. More acrylic red, cream, orange, burnt umber to give the feel impression of his markings not applied all over some of the gold is showing through. HOTP swirles freehand stamped in black. Trimcraft bird stamped onto a newspaper twice in clear ink clear embossed and coffebean ink wiped over the whole to creat the faux batik, one bird on his mind the other on his cheek. Add altered glue and little rolls of newspaper for whiskers spray with Gold glimmer mist. Brads, he is a teenager and has had his ear pierced, catches frogs there is a frog shaped brad in his mouth and like a lot of handsome chaps knows it hence the gold heart on the left of his face. Some fine gauge wire for brow whiskers and orange gold gems around the lower eyesocket. An application of Walnut gold glimmer mist and finally spray and sparkle in silver.
A cat dreaming of Birds.
If you see this as a bird in the paw then it fits My time to craft as well. Knew there was a 'Bird in the hand' theme out there somewhere.