Thursday, 28 July 2011

Tattered Bird ....

Good Morning ... Gillian here back with my 3rd and final post as July's Guest Designer. I would like to say a huge thank you to Jennie & Hel's for having me .... I've had a great time ladies.

My last project as you can see is "Bird" inspired. I came across this little fella at the bottom of my alterable stash, he was orginally bought from The Artistic Stamper. I started out by painting him in Distress Crackle Paint (Vintage Photo), setting aside to dry naturally. Once dry he was grunged up abit with Distress Inks (Walnut Stain). The base of this project was a piece of chipboard/plyboard from a Wooden Shrine Frame. I painted the base in Distress Crackle Paint (Old Paper).

Once the base was dry I then stamped Europe Map Background in Archival Ink (Coffee). I inked the edges of the base with Distress Inks (Walnut Stain). I have filled a Cork Vial with Mini Fasteners piercing a Memo Pin through the cork lid. The Adage Ticket was inked with Vintage Photo.
For the flowers I stamped Flower Fever onto Kraft Glassine Sheets , rather than cutting around the flowers I let my Tim Holtz scissors do all the work, they glided through the glassine sheets effortlessly giving more of a tattered effect. I then inked the flowers with Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge). Each layer was adhered with a dot of Ranger's new Glue N Seal.
For the flower centre pieces I have used Wooden Bingo pieces from Maya Road.

The wings have been stamped onto a Journalling Ticket using the Crowning Glory Plate
The Wooden Bobbin has been inked with Distress Inks and adorned with an Accoutrements Button.
Here you can see a close up of the crackle from the Distress Crackle Paint.

Well that's all from me folks. TTFN Gillian x


Gabrielle said...

Ah! So cute! This is lovely - just my colours this week! Congrats on your guest spot - you've done a wonderful job!

Neil said...

Lovely project, the crackle is fab! Thanks for sharing.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great birdie, and thank you for being our muse this month :))

Helen said...

You done good again! Love that bird.

Sid said...

Lovely project, loving your metallic look !!

craftimamma said...

Ah, he does look cute. Lovely grungy project for your finale Gillian.

Lesley Xx

Minxy said...

Totally awesome honey, loved all your pieces this month, thanks for the inspiration x

Kat said...

well done, great bird,
love that he looks oxidised,
thanks for your inspiration.

craftytrog said...

Fabulously inspiring Gillian, as all your pieces have been! xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous crackle detail and a super project.
xoxo Sioux