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September 15, 2017 2 Comments
I just wanted to make a cute brightly colored funky bird for my wall. That's all I wanted. I had a plan. I've done it before so I figured it would be a no brainer. I was wrong.
I started out on a clean canvas board. It was beautifully white and unmarked, ready for the lovely bird I had in my mind.
I started by making a beautiful background using my Dye-na-flow inks with water and some stencils. (At this point I am on track)
I then made a rough drawing of my bird using Distress crayons. (Still good!)
In hindsight, this is where it all went wrong for me. I used watery white paint to activate the crayons, the beak is not quite right, blug... And I covered much of my beautiful background! I tried to add some feathers, yuck.
So I took out my Dina Wakley paints in turquoise, lime and yellow and my brayer and went to town!
I took out my nib pen and acrylic ink in sepia and did (another) quick messy bird sketch, it looks good!
I took out my Dina Wakely paints again and painted it up, I used a bunch of my yummy stencils (Cathedral series, Tibetan series and Sacred Geometry) to add some fun. And then I realized I only liked the background! The bird is wonky again! Grrrr!!!
Sooo... I got a bit huffy and asked my kitty what I should do, she told me to spray it with water, I listened and this is what I ended up with!
I then sat and pouted for a while, and I gave up on the birdy. I used my paints and just painted what felt good... I ended up creating a little sad fairy. For all of the Grrrss and grumbles, I ended up having fun and smiling! And THAT is what it is all about!
Big hugs and mushies to you!!
- Shana Banana!
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