it is time to join Elizabeth for her second look at a past blog post… my birds were originally posted in May 2008… interesting to note that we are no longer meeting at that store as they didn’t have room for us anymore but our mixed media art group is still going strong all these years later…
“Posted on May 14, 2008 |
“The second Wednesday of each month is a play day at our local stamping store, Angela’s Happy Stamper.
Our focus today was inspiration taken from the Nov/Dec 2007 Somerset Magazine issue.
Jeanette Janson created wonderful Assemblage Bird Ornaments.
Thank you Linda Scimeca for getting us all organized and inspiring us with your birdie creations! Everyone’s turned out so differently and really amazingly cool!
These are some of what I made.
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.
Carmen had the brilliant idea of using a shuttlecock cut up for wings, and shared pieces of it with us. It took alcohol inks beautifully too!
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”