Monday, November 14, 2011

Art Journal - Birds!

More art journal fun - this month the Sketchbook Challenge is Imaginary Animals.  Granted, birds like this aren't all that imaginary but I do think I would look twice if a bird with "backward legs" was walking around my backyard!!
The birds themselves were cut with Nestabilities dies from dictionary paper - I sure have gotten a lot of use from my $1 French dictionary!!
The negative page was adhered with Mod Podge in my journal and then painted with acrylic paints.  Letter stickers, rub-ons, stencils, oil pastels, markers, Tim Holtz tissue Tape, stamps, etc add lots of fun details -
 BALANCE IS HARD - That is one smart little birdie!
Have you tried the new Martha Stewart paints yet?  They can be used on virtually any material - These are the colors I started with -
Surf, Gray Wolf, Cloud, Beach Glass, Sycamore Bark.  Since then I've bought 5 more colors including Wet Cement (hee hee - I love that name - how exotic??!!)
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." - Lou Holt


Kimberly Jones said...

Ooh! I love it so much! I like the MS paints too, and the colors you used are beautiful together! A very pretty page!

veronica said...

love the colors. and the longlegged birds are cute!
your yellow polka dots are a great addition.

jen said...

*happy sigh*
LOVE every single thing about this. the colors are heavenly & the birds make me happy.
and balance IS hard!!!!

sarah said...

I love this piece. Can you please tell me what you use for your white outlines? A pen or paint or ink?

Thank you!

Michellem said...

Hi Sarah -
My favorite "go to" white pen these days is my Sharpie (water based) Poster Paint Pen. They come in various sizes and make me a happy girl!!