Monday, 6 December 2021

Kit of the Month, Large Whimsical Birds 2 - Zoë Sanderson

 Well Hello again!  I enjoyed this kit so much that I've made a second set and here they are

As always with me it was all about messing about and trying different things out.  Not a step by step this time but I'll try to talk you through each one.  you know if when you read our posts you have any questions you can always leave them in a comment and we will get back to you.

Cracked up.  After preparing with Gesso the body and wings were sprayed with Media Mister Shimmer Yellow.  Hand painted a flower on the body and painted the head and legs using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .  The eyes were painted white and given flat back gems.  Body, Head and Eyes covered with Media Clear Crackle Glaze.  When that was dry DecoArt Metallic Lustre worked all over to really bring out the cracks, on the body and head, while pink pastel chalk was rubbed into the eyes.  The back board which is also part of the kit had Stamperia Glass Paste smeared over it and before it dried DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Metallic Gold squirted on top and then spread with the same spreading knife.   The result is so textured and really shines, it might be my favourite part of this bird.

Next up Jail Bird.  All the Tando elements here were painted using a traditional brush and paint method.  when the body and wings were dry they were given contrasting blue strips in acrylic paint.  The arrows were drawn on with felt tip pen.  Once again the eyes are flat back gems.   The red painted Tag is also a Tando piece attached with a scrap of red eyelash ribbon.

This time the background is an acrylic pour.  I'm still just getting the hang of this technique.  Did not use enough paint this time so around the edges there were some bare areas there were covered with more of the Metallic Lustre.  It was a very pleasant surprise to see how well the two mediums worked together and when I discovered that the luster rubbed over the acrylic paint could be rubbed away revealing the paint below I was delighted.  Another avenue to be explored in the future.

Finally What the Cluck!   Body and Wings were sprayed again this time with Media Mister in Orange.  Probably because I was quite vigorous in my spraying the finish was not even but happily there were some yellow looking patches.  These inspired me to dot with Cosmic Shimmer Lava paste. This was then blasted with the heat gun to make it expand and puff up, before it was sprayed with the yellow mister.  This time for the eyes I've used a couple of spiral die cuts, the sort you use to make flowers, pulled them out a little to make the eyes pop.  The egg is a left over from an Easter project cut in half and attached with Silicon glue.

The background board has simply just given a covering of Metallic Lustre - Cosmic Blue.  To apply these pastes, waxes, call them what you will I use a cotton make up remover pad.  Pick up a good amount of the medium and with circular movements work it into the board, repeat until the the desired coverage and depth of colour is achieved. 

Have you taken a look around the blog and seen all the different but equally brilliant ways the team has presented these Large Whimsical Birds?  Have we inspired you to create something yourself.  If we have then our job is done and we would love you to show us what you have done over on our Face Book page.


Tando Large Whimsical Birds

Tando Tag Size 1

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

DecoArt Media Misters

DecoArt Metallic Lustres

DecoArt Media Clear Crackle Glaze.

From my stash

Stamperia Glass Paste

Cosmic Shimmer Lava Paste

Flat back gems

Silicon glue

Plastic egg

eyelash ribbon

1 comment:

Vee Cassidy said...

These are more great creations, I really like jail bird:) Vee xx