Sing Your Own Song

Jun 3, 2014

Scribbly Bird & Stencil

I wasn’t kidding when I said I LOVED Dina Wakley’s Scribbly Birds stamp set. Here is another piece I made over the weekend. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the bird image onto a 6″ piece of watercolor paper, then filled it in with acrylic paints. I painted the entire background with teal acrylic paint.

Scribbly Bird Collage

I used the Kaleidoscope stencil by Ronda Palazzari and some of Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle Texture Paste to add texture to the piece. Once the paste was dry and did it’s magic I inked it with Archival Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Using Multi Medium I attached some vintage sheet music and an image from a book. Next I covered the stenciled areas and the branch image with bits and pieces of a dress pattern.

Scribbly Bird Collage

Once the multi  medium dried I painted a circle around the bird with acrylic paint and painted a scallop border.

Scribbly Bird Collage

Using the end of my paint brush I added tiny white dots here and there among the stenciled areas, scallops and bird. I stamped my sentiment onto the blank margin of some sheet music using mini alpha stamps and Jet Black Archival Ink and attached it to the piece using some multi medium. Now I’m trying to decided if I want this to be the cover for an album or attach it to a gallery wrapped canvas to hang in my studio.

Scribbly Birds

And to think my finished piece started out looking like this watercolor piece. I didn’t like the contrast of the bold lines in the bird with the thin lines of the tree branch and flowers I drew so instead of throwing it away I went with plan B… an artist cannot fail. You just have to keep plugging along or in my case, cover it with paint.


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  • Wanda Hentges

    Totally love this!!!!