Well this is my first project for Bubbly Scrumptious design team and I really enjoyed playing :D
I received this fab riff raff chipboard bird which might say its a dove but I see peacock LOL :D
I started by coating the birdie in pearl acrylic paint - I always thought these dabbers were a waste of money, but I'm converted now :D
When dry I spritzed it with home made mists - I used broken china distress ink and a liquid acrylic I found in my local craft shop with water, and the acrylic just with water.
I spritzed, then let it dry thoroughly .
Next I got out my distress ink pads in broken china, shabby shutters and dusty concord.
I found that dabbing worked better than swirling the inks as its a shiny surface and one ink removes the other.
Then I coated it in versamark and coated it with clear utee - don't go too mad with the utee as it will just blow off when you put the heat gun on - less is more to start with :D
I go over it with my heat gun and sprinkle in more utee while its hot to layer it up. I started sprinkling in other colours to highlight areas and create texture - a cosmic shimmer embossing powder and TH distress powder. As you heat it you can add more colours until you are happy with the result
Ink a stamp with versamark, or you could use a coloured ink if you prefer and put to one side.
Go over the utee again with the heat gun until it softens then press your stamp in to it- it needs to be on a mount so that you can press it in.If your not happy with the result heat it again until its smooth then start again :D
Next brush on some perfect pearls with a nice soft brush, don't put too much on or you will lose the original colour.
It really highlights the textured surface and gives a lovely shimmery finish.
I added feathers and bling to finish off my pretty birdie:DI already had the blank birdhouse waiting for a project so I cut pieces of paper to the sizes of the panels, then stamped them with TH acrylic stamps with distress inks to give a nice muted look.
I stuck them all on and added lace to the roof to create a tiled but pretty effect.
My white prima flower was coloured by sponging on victorian velvet distress ink with a makeup sponge and added some rock candy distress stickles - I love rock candy, when dry the glue totally disappears and leaves a subtle clear glitter that looks like broken glass twinkling.
I got my misters back out to finish off and add a bit more shimmer.
I hope you like my first project and look forward to seeing your creations and hearing your opinions.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
I love playing with utee because its so versatile, you just have to remember not to add too much or you will end up with it everywhere - just enough to stick to the ink!!! ( I learned that the hard way LOL)
Come and visit the Bubbly Scrumptiuos blog for lots of amazing projects with chipboard :D
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