Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Alter it Monthly - Birds of a feather.

Sweet/ candy Jar altered to make a "captured nest"

Canvas 20cm x 20 cm

How quickly the months seem to roll in now that I am involved in Alter it monthly. We are on month 3 and its Birds of a Feather. Here are the samples I made.

The sweet Jar was one left from 2 Christmases ago. I covered the inside with alcohol inks in nice green woodland shades, leaving the flat circular front section clear. put some rubon foliage on the outside and a rub on fence. and popped in my nest (some twigs feathers and painted polystyrene eggs). this was made in under an hour so I am entering it for one powerful hour B is for..... in my case "birds nest in a jar" and Also Lots To DO who have a theme of Birds and wings.

The canvas is 20cm x 20 cm. i used texture paste to build up the texture around the edges and also to make the bird. I used acrylic paint for some details but the piece is mostly coloured with alcohol inks such as cranberry and raisin and glimmer mists in colours like oriental poppy and June Berry. The glimmer mists were sprayed over a mask (Blossom glimmer screens) I lose track of everything i spray on. the silhouette flowers are felt and are made By Prima.


  1. These are both brilliant - you set a high standard for us pleps to aspire too.

    Love the warm colours of the canvas - and adore the nostalgic feel of the captured in a jar birds nest.

  2. Both are amazing! the captured nest is just so clever! I am still swooning of the pocket watch though lol

    love Dawn xx

  3. Gorgeous art work, I love both!

  4. The bird nest in a jar is awesome!! There is always a reason for hanging on to those jars and boxes isn't there!!

  5. Wow! Your canvas is lovely and your nest sweet jar is just fantastic!

  6. wow! that golden bird on the vibrant background blows me away! the nest is super, too!

  7. Again amazing pieces of art - love the colours on the canvas and the jar is just something else - brilliant

    Thanks for sharing your work with the lotstodo challenge x Hilda

  8. wow what for great work!! thanks for joining in our challenge.

  9. Whats eac-team? lol.. sorry *stands looking sheepish*

  10. these are both lovely...I adore the bird nest trapped in the jar the bright blue eggs are so much fun!

    Thanks for joining us at One Powerful Hour.


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