Hi and welcome to my blog :) I'm sharing a bit of 'up-cycling' with you today, featuring the gorgeous Kingfisher again. I have used CB Kingfisher Song, Baroque Meadow and Words of Inspiration stamp sets; black Gesso paint, gold embossing powder, pearl acrylic paints, Stickles.
You may or may not know that I am a self confessed 'crazy cat lady'! I love cats, both real and decorative ornaments. I usually have a cat calendar for the year, and this year's came with a free diary that I decided to up-cylcle for one of my GDT samples. I felt awful about painting over these kitties but I needed to use the diary. I gave it 2 coats of black Gesso and left to dry naturally.
Once dry I stamped a large Kingfisher, Baroque Meadow and a couple of sentiments onto the front of the diary and embossed them all in gold. I then painted the Kingfisher with pearl acrylics to make the image shine. I didn't want my bird to look as if it was floating in mid-air so I drew a branch with an embossing pen and embossed it in gold then painted it.
I added some Stickles to the meadow flowers and the sentiments.
To complete this project I gave it a couple of coats of spray varnish to protect the art work.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and you'll come back soon :)