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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Bird ~ mixed media



This is my rendition of a Christmas bird. Trust me, it's one of a kind. I tried several ideas out on this little birdie while in the process. For instance, I added quilted fabric to his body. I found an old pillow sham which was sacrificed for the cause. Also I dipped into my vast collection of bird feathers and used those to embellish the breast. I created a makeshift piping bag from a plastic storage bag and piped the branch with modeling paste. I used my waxed paper faux batik technique to make the leaves and the tail and wing feathers. Walnut ink was used to tone the waxed paper rather than India ink and the background was also toned with walnut ink. Hope you like. I like it.

4 comments:

cecile graven said...

wow great work Billie :)

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Love it.. and loved finding all the things you described !
WoW... <3

Billie Crain said...

Thanks so much, Cecile. :)

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Siggi. :)