There was great excitement and anticipation on opening the first DT package to arrive from The Altered Element. For the Upcycle Challenge Lynne supplied me with 6 children’s building blocks. My eyes zoomed into FLY and so Bird Brain was born. Also hidden in the package were 3 Adirondack Colourwashes. As I knew that I had to supply Bird Brain with a dress I was able to incorporate the Colourwashes into the Upcycle project.
I now introduce you to Bird Brain
Character Construction – French Laundry
Butterscotch Adirondack Colourwash
Archival Sepia Ink (Ranger)
Koh-I-Noor Watercolour Pencils
Feathers, Gauze Squares, artificial ivy leaf, 3 children’s building blocks.
Stamp top part of female onto watercolour paper with Sepia ink. You need to do this twice. Colour with watercolour pencils. Cut around image and leave a tab. Build the blocks to spell “FLY”, glue together. Adhere the two images together (creates more solid structure). Bend tab and glue onto block. Spray Butterscotch onto craft mat. I diluted with water to create yellow. Soak up solution with gauze swabs (I used 3). Drape to create a dress. Add smallest feather to her head, two feathers to create wings and feathers randomly scattered in her dress. Stamp and cut out little bird image and glue one in her hand, one on her head and randomly in her dress. Add decorative ivy leaf to her waist.
She is now ready to go to any Woodland Ball.
Over the next few weeks there will be some more upcycle projects using the remaining 3 blocks and projects using the Adirondack Colourwash sprays.