The latest Paper Artsy challenge is to create something using shiny stuff, which reminded me of some small faux baguette-cut gems I had been given.
I also had a blank MDF box sitting forlornly on a shelf pleading for attention!
So, I decided to create the most exotic baroque bird .....
The box itself was painted with a light coloured acrylic paint, and edged with gold. I wanted to do a controlled spatter, so used the gold paint through a stencil.
The birdy is die-cut from thick mount board, and his tail are pieces from die-cut swirls. First painted black, I then added some gold foiling with a glue-stick. The main body of the bird was then covered in crackle medium which added some texture, but is also shiny!
In my box of found and collected items I found a button for the eye, and a clear acrylic shape for the wing, to which I added pearls. The baguette-cut gems were added to the tail, embedded in glossy accents. Two pen nibs were perfect for the legs!
So, here he is -
Be outrageous - and strut your stuff!