I have been a bird making machine!!! I love it, so much fun! So, some more birdies have flown into my store if you would like to take a gander. Get it, gander, LOL!!! I have many more on my table waiting to be finished as well as some paintings in the works! I'll let Y'all know when new things arrive. Click on the link above for store or click here!
Until next time, I'm off to sculpt!!!
Yesterday was my Willow's student of the month ceremony. The school was celebrating children you showed great honor. Richard and I were so proud, tears in our eyes! This will be the first of many more! So proud of my little kindergarten student!
Until next time, always be your kids biggest cheerleader!!!
I was on the hunt to find a way to create a pretty background for my hanging birdies and sculptures. I had an idea to get old rustic tin ceiling tiles. White ones that had paint peeling away to create a vintage look. That search did not go too well. I found some that were pretty cool that were from @ 1913 from an old hardware store or general store but they were a bit more than I was willing to spend right now. I decided to make my own background! Cheap, easy and I already had all the materials I needed. Here is what I did if you would like to give it a try on something!
2 different color paints (I chose a brown and an antique white)
1.- Paint one layer of paint. I used the brown as you see on the right in the above picture.
2.- After the paint has dried, use the chip brush and and paint a layer of Elmers glue. Make some areas thicker and some
thinner because this creates a nice look.
3. When the glue is almost dry but still tacky spread a layer of the next color of paint(I used antique white) with the putty knife
lightly over top of the glue.
Bada Bing! There ya go!!! I am very happy with the way it came out and think my little birdies look quite cute in front of this awesome peeled paint look. Here are a couple of pics of some birdies that got the test run with the new background!
Hope you guys enjoyed this, try it out, it's lots O' fun!!! Until next time...