Little bird card with painted mask background

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello, just popping in with a little bird card I made. I do adore bird stamps, I love the subtle stippled shading on this one. It's from Inspired by - Caged Bird from My Favorite Things Stamps. I used Coffee archival ink to stamp it.

I used some foam pads to give it some dimension after I cut it out. It's layered over some sweet paper doilies, brown and white baker's twine and some dark brown grosgrain.

To create the patterned background first I painted a piece of canvas fabric with some acrylic paint (I mixed the color using Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow and White). Once that was dry I used a mask from Pink Paislee (my first time trying a mask!), taped that in place over my painted canvas, I mixed some white acrylic paint with some modelling paste medium by Liquitex (I had some left over from my painting days!). Using an artists trowel I added a layer of the paste over the mask and smoothed the top. I removed the mask and left to dry (overnight). I love the texture and depth of the pattern.

The sentiment is from Sweet Silhouettes from Layers of Color. Yep, I'm ready for Spring already! I noticed my daffodil bulbs peeking their tips above the ground the other day! I'll be back tomorrow with my Card Patterns card. Have a lovely weekend! : )


  1. That's amazing ... love how you did that background and as always it is so perfect!

  2. Well your masking turned out fabulously!!! Love the blue with brown bird!!!

  3. Clare - this is lovely - love the texture of the backing you've made!

  4. Amazing texture on the background - it looks wonderful. The blue & white is so clean & fresh looking. Cute birdie!!


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