Saturday, November 5, 2011
Vintage Birds And Cute Nest
Well now I finally did exactly that. First I had to soak hay in warm water to make it more pliable and it wouldn't break. Then I took few stems and started to wrap around my finger forming a small nest. Then I placed my nest in a silicone cupcake pan. I put a heave iron ball stylus used to make silk flowers on top of it, to maintain shape - ball was about the same size as the inner part of my nest. And then let it completely dry.
After it was dry, I applied some PVA glue and let it dry once more. Then I took it out and cut some loose or unnecessary part away - now I had my perfect little bird nest :) all I needed were eggs.
I took some plain whitish half translucent polymer clay and made very tiny egg shaped balls. After baking them, I spritzed them with brown acrylic paint splatters.
Then I stamped few music notes in several places over my card.
All images are downloaded for free from internet (mostly graphics fairy, but other places as well), printed and hand cut. I also added few paper flowers, just to make a bit bolder composition.
I will enter this card in Simon Says Stamp and Lily Pad Cards Texture challenge and Blog-a-Doodle embossing challenge.
Have a birdie day,