Monday, October 12, 2015

Canvas and Card By Athanasia

'Hello Birds'

Hello 2Crafty friends!
Today I'm sharing a fun and cute canvas with lots of colors and ...birds :)
I had this beautiful set of 2Crafty chippie birds for some time and I was just 
waiting  for a great idea to come up and use them.
The set contains three sizes of birds (two of each size), so I came up with a bird pyramid!!

I decided to use 4 of the 6 birds, not only for the reason to keep my pyramid not too high, but also to use the particular white cardboard I had. I measured a balsa wood at the same size of the cardboard, cut it in 3 and glued it down.  I painted both of them with gesso, blue silks and brown distress stain. 
Ι didn't use any stamps or stencils, as I wanted to keep the background quite and simple and focus on the birds.

To alter the birds I used silks paints, a little bit of gesso, stamps and a black permanent pen...

First I painted them with just a small amount of gesso very carefully, because I didn't want to cover the beautiful engraved pattern of them. Τhe white gesso helps the colors to show bright and right. 
After the gesso dried, I painted them with the silks.  Then I stamped on them here and there and painted some details with a pretty thin paintbrush again with silks. Last thing to do was to draw the legs with the black permanent pen.

For the tittle I used the "Script Font L/C Alphas". I really like this script because of the
calligraphy type - the letters abutting each other so nicely like they are handwritten.
I altered them with white crackle paint and I love how they turned out!

2Crafty Chipboard products used on this project:

Beaky Birds 

Script Font L/C 

BeakyBirds (unit of 3)  Script Font L/C (units of 3)

'Sweet Memories Card'

This small project has many uses: you can use it as a tiny canvas, frame it, or give it to friend
as a card. I used quite a few materials to create it and I love it because it's so small :)

For the background I used the "Circular Panel" 6x6 as a stencil with Dimensional paint.
 It's really a great use of that kind chipboard because it's thicker than a regular stencil and
 you get a very impressive result!
I also used a leaf from the "Leafy Silhouettes" set and an arrow from the 
 "Mini Fast Forward Arrows" set to embellish the project.

2Crafty Chipboard products used on this project:

Circular Panel

Mini Fast Forward Arrows

Leafy Silhouettes

Circular Panel (units of 3) Leafy Silhouettes (unit of 3) Mini Fast Forward Arrows (unit of 3) 

Thank you very much for visiting!
Have a lovely crafty day!