I have been itching to do something with some arts and craft supplies that have been in my office drawers for the best part of ten years. Little blank canvases, wire, Sculpey and an array of pearl ex powders and mediums and so much more!
So, I did and this is what I ended up with!
I think I may end up adding some word strips to the canvas, but for now I am still looking for the appropriate wordage for this piece!
A texture close-up:
This is the cage from the bottom. It’s was made out of purple and brown wire, but I then painted over it in varying colors. Then I sprinkled in all with some fine embossing powder and melted it, for some texture.
The birds were made out of Sculpey oven-bake clay, which I then painted with acrylic paints and also melted some clear embossing powder on for some texture.
The branch is fixed to the canvas with some clear fishing line and the background raised texture is mostly regular white Gesso, using the method described here.
I also used a variety of stamps on the background.
As you can see, the colors of this canvas seem to be quite different every time I photographed a different angle or in different light. This is because of the Shimmer Mists, gold ink pads and Pearl Ex powder used on the background and I love that you never get quite the same whenever you walk by it!
But the “real color” of the canvas is probably right somewhere between the green and blue dominant photos and the more yellowish ones!
The whole canvas is only "6”x6”, so it’s quite small and “soooo cuuute,” to quote my daughter!