Friday, 21 May 2010


I started this piece by painting the 20 x 20 cm wooden frame with a pearl acrylic dabber and, once dry, dabbing it with alcohol inks. I cut the paper (Tim Holtz) to size, edged it with 'antique paper' Distress ink, dabbed some 'broken china' and 'antique paper' Distress Inks through sequin waste at the edges, and then stuck it in place.

Next, having stuck some cardboard to two pieces of metal, I die-cut the metal birds (Paper Artsy) and embossed them using my Cuttlebug machine. I daubed black acrylic paint over them, waited until it was nearly dry and then rubbed the excess off. I used alcohol ink to add the green colour and then used the same ink to colour the bird charm and Scrabble letters.

I die-cut a bird cage (Paper Artsy) from acetate and stamped it with black Stazon ink. On the back I highlighted some of the features with green metallic ink and, once dry, over-painted it with white acrylic paint. Whilst this was drying I used the same metallic paint to colour the Grungeboard letters spelling 'fly'.

To add some dimension (which doesn't really show in the photo) I stuck several layers of foam tape on the back of the birdcage. I then positioned the other elements around it.



Petra Tillmann said...

This is beautiful Jackie!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Stunning Jackie. Your work often has such a lovely soft, gentle feel to it. Pen

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