"Hi Everyone and welcome. S@ndy here - I'm so happy to be with you this fortnight as your host for another leg of our journey. This time we are thinking about Wings & Things, birds, bees, butterflies & dragonflies. Those delightful little creatures who come to visit our gardens in spring and summer. Please join us by making a card, tag or project being sure you show any one or all of these critters.
I used a burlap bag for my 'Wings and Things' project.
This 5"x7" burlap bag started out life plain and simple. First I brushed on some Gesso and let it dry.
Then I brushed on some Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste and let that dry.
Next, I tore a piece of Tissue Wrap Melange where the beautiful big butterfly was along with some musical lines. I brushed Mod Podge on the back of it, laid it on my bag and brushed more Mod Podge to seal it onto the bag. After it dried - (there's so much waiting to dry with mixed media projects!) I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I die cut the Caged Bird out of Grungeboard painting the pieces with Silkes Acrylic Glaze. I painted the cage with Emperor Gold, the bird and branch with Bolivian Blue and the birds wing with Key Lime. These paints are SO deep in color and also have a shimmer to them. I adhered the wing to the bird and the bird to the cage with Glue N Seal and pinned the cage to the bag with a Trinket Pin.
I wove some Linen Ribbon through the holes on the base of the cage - and wired some Type Charms to spell "FLY" through 3 of the holes. I just used some black coated wire I had in my stash. I added a black rhinestone to make the eye of the bird and some dots on the cage using a Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pen by Sakura. I added some Remnent Rubs/Botanicals to several places on the bag and cage.
And here's the finished view again. I'm not quite sure yet what I'll use this for - maybe give a gift in it - or maybe hang it on the wall - I could put some dried flowers in it....
You really must check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the Vintage Journey Creative Guides (DT) - they are SO creative! I hope you'll create a Wings and Things project and link it up there too!