Our focus today was inspiration taken from the Nov/Dec 2007 Somerset Magazine issue.
Jeanette Janson created wonderful Assemblage Bird Ornaments.
Here are mine……
For bodies I had some neat old tap shoe plates along with a juice can top, colored with alcohol inks and a dial from a broken gauge for my owl. Wings came from a vegetable steamer basket and an old folding ruler that my husband cut for me (I LOVE those!). Wire was my first choice for attaching the various elements, I did use some Matte Gel Medium to stick on a few words along with some sticky double sided tape on the back to keep legs from wiggling around. Jeanette’s article in Somerset gives lots of great ideas for ingredients.
What a lot of fun!!! Thanks again, Linda, for the idea to get together and make these!
“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.” ~Aesop