My second entry for PaperArtsy's Grunge Paste Challenge is "Springy Birds". Using my texture paste and Gelatos, I went at it with paste and color.
I wanted to use a stretched canvas to display my birds and flower and just happened to have one on hand. I also was excited to pull out my Gelatos I received as a gift, and have some fun.
First I worked on the flower and some grass using texture paste. After the paste dried, I played with my Gelatos using the green for grass and a mix of 4 colors for the flower. I love the way just a bit of water spread the color around so nicely. Then set aside to dry.
Next was drawing the bird shapes on the canvas along with their legs. I let this dry a bit. Then had fun with each of the 4 flower colors on 4 different birds and then mixed the colors on the tiny top bird. Again I used some water to spread the colors out and past some of the outlined birds.
I cut wings for each bird from some canvas fabric. I stitched around each wing to keep the fraying contained and then used the same color Gelato on the wing and again used some water to spread. I attached the wings with 3 French knots to the bird.
I used a large bead for each bird eye and stitch onto the canvas. Then I matched some of the colors used in the flower with beads and glued them around the flower.
The stem is a piece of cord that I glued down, then sketched some leaves that I colored with the green Gelato.