Monday, March 2, 2015

Butterfly Shrine and Birds on Wheels

I am so ready for Spring, and so I thought I'd make something bright and cheery in hopes that it will come soon! This is my project with a 
Personal House Shrine Kit II 
from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

I started with the Bird Trinket Keepsakes. They come 2 in a package. 

I painted them with several Fresco Paints and stamped with inks and paint.

I always base coat with Snowflake Fresco and then add colors. Last come the stenciling and stamped images.

The butterflies were stenciled on first with Bougainvillea and China Fresco paints,  and then stamped images were added last. All the stamps are from Finnabair. Some are Cling and the smaller detail stamps are Clear Stamps.

This shows some inside and outside images. Then they're glued together with a small amount of white glue.

I think the Birds on Wheels were really cute. I added flowers with sprays and Art Sugar to the trinket cutouts.

The Butterfly had holes drilled and was hung with screw eyes and wire. The little Roses cover up the ends of the screws.

I made rather rough little birds from Paper Clay and painted with some bright new Fresco paints.

The back is stamped and painted with Finnabair Cling Stamps.

I added little Crowns an Hearts from the Bird Trinkets to stabilize the Birds. The Tags are pleading for Spring!

Hope you enjoy this and are inspired to make something bright and cheery to warm you up! And as always, let me know what you think!!!

Your Friend in ART,


Retro Cafe Art Products:
Finnabair Cling Mount Stamp Sets - Tea on DeckOld Town, Rust and Dust, Trust the Magic, and Don't Forget to Fly.
Finnabair Clear Stamps - Crackle and Messy

Other Products Used:
Paper Artsy Fresco Paints - Check out the wonderful new colors!
Finnabair Stencils - Checker, Lattice, Butterflies and Honeycomb
Archival Inks
Jewelry Tags
Distress Inks
Spray Inks
Screw Eyes
Gold Wire


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

This is so gorgeous Linda! The colors are absolutely amazing!

Helen said...

Beautiful project, Linda, love it all!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Absolutely stunning!

Anjuli Johnson said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the colors and the details... so fun to look at!

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