I used techniques I was taught at a recent class by Limor Webber, a talented artist from Canada.
I was originally thinking of some sort of balloon, but when I used the birdy stamp in the background I realised the way the bird was designed on the stamp suited the style of the lesson I learned quite well!
As you can see, I used a feather stencil with whipped spackle, and a bird themed stamp prior to painting my canvas.
Feather Stencil by
The Crafters Workshop
Words Stencil Urban Artist Decorative Stencil Travel
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Stamp - Magenta Self-cling Stamp (www.magentaStyle.com)
Faber-Kastell Whipped Spackle
Art Culture Acrylic Paints- Pearl Orange, Cool Red, Magenta, Mettalic Red, Raw Sienna and Metalic Gold ( awesome autunmal colors I think)
Liquitex Professional Ink- Yellow Medium azo, Titanium White, Raw Umber and Carbon White.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. I was really tempted to try my new Faber-Kastell glass bead gel to highlight tail feathers and put in a wing but as I haven't used it yet I decided to leave well enough alone!!
Thanks again to Limor for teaching me these cool techniques. Finger painting is so much fun! As is dropping ink splatters from a height and flicking ink with my paint brush!!
One can imagine the state of my craft room!!
I must remember to put my good stuff away when I'm making these canvas's!!