And The Birds Will Sing Once More

For my Divas D’Este DT artwork this week I am using an image from their Free As A Bird CS.
It was a tough choice selecting one image as the CS is packed with birds, some very exotic.  This image has a gentleness about it which appealed to me.
I worked with acrylic paints, using a dry brush technique to paint the canvas before stamping directly onto the canvas with a French text stamp. I was looking to achieve a distressed appearance to the stamping so at times I only partly inked the stamp. Then it was time build up the collage. The CS was printed onto canvas paper which suited this project better than glossy photo paper.I fired up my melt pot and dipped the French text and text scrapbook paper into the melted beeswax and used the beeswax as an adhesive. Beeswax was also brushed randomly onto the canvas.A punched tag was painted with the same cream and blue paints and a scrap of Tissue Tape applied before I dipped the tag into the wax. The printed image was dipped into the beeswax but the edges only as I didn’t want to cover the image.
Once complete I gently buffed the wax with a soft cloth.
I certainly enjoyed my little foray into nature and might not be so hesitant to venture there again. Lynne x

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy Evans
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 12:22:25

    Stunning, love the bird image and the use of beeswax. Beautiful. Tracy x


    Aug 30, 2011 @ 12:25:10

    I agree with Tracy – stunning! Love the colours, the image, the papers and the beeswax effect xxx


  3. Marilyn J. Rock
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 12:38:08

    I absolutely adore this Lynne! It’s soft and elegant! Love your touches and the whole design of this piece! xxoo


  4. Dot Arnott
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 13:13:28

    Just wondered if that was a real feather Lynne as you didn’t mention it.



  5. Eve
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 13:46:11

    very pretty! luv the BLUE ! 🙂 I’ve just bought canvas. I’d better stamping on it! Luv the beewax effect on your piece too! 🙂


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 13:52:07

    Great piece, love the image and colors! Valerie


  7. Hazel
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 14:15:41

    Stunning work. I love the image and the colours are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.


  8. Marjie Kemper
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 14:22:05

    Oooh, the beeswax is a wonderful touch. Love that delicate feather and the mini music tag, too. Such wonderful embellishments! Thanks for your kind words on my blog, Lynne. You always leave such thoughtful comments!


  9. florence and freddie
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 14:56:53

    Hi Lynne. This is fab. I really, really love this.
    Florence x


  10. supersnooky13
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 15:01:46

    Oooh, I love the beeswax, the image on canvas paper, love that, the soft colours, the feather ( you must know by now I have a softness for feathers), and the mini music tag….Tweet Tweet Tweeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt…( translated means
    “OH so pretty” )….


  11. Suze Bain
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 17:06:53

    Love the soft blue tones and your colouring of the bird is gorgeous. xx


  12. Dorthe
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 18:10:20

    Lynne,dear, it is stunning-
    I so love the beeswax, the mini feather, and all your different tones of blue-
    It has a lightness and is very,very lovely.


  13. Sue
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 19:00:01

    Such a pretty image Lynne.


  14. Silvia(Barnie)
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 19:07:40

    Fantastic piece, love the texture on it and the use of the lace.


  15. Terry
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 20:36:07

    Lynne, you are always amazing with all those creative touches! The bird image sure does have a gentleness to it and it looks so lovely with the delicately painted background! The little feather on the postage stamp is brilliant! Love this!


  16. Marie
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 20:47:19

    Gosh Lynne this is beautiful beeswax wow !!! Love the beautiful blue colours here so delicate and the bird image is gorgeous. You are a real master of all this creative, beautiful beautiful work. Yesterday I received your beautiful box !!!!Could not thank you due to lack of internet. was totally blown away by the contents and box itself. will be posting picture in the next few days. Thank you so much.



  17. Siobhan
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 21:19:17

    This is lovely Lynne. As you probably know by now I love bird images so this really appealed to me. I haven’t played much with beeswax yet but keen to have a go. As always you work is so inspiring!!


  18. JeanFB
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 21:37:49

    Oooooh, love these colors, and that beeswax adds such beauty! What a wonderful canvas.


  19. gerri herbst
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 01:49:05

    dear Lynne,
    this little birdie is so sweet. Your style still shines thru with an animal theme too. The little feather and embellies are so darling. I looked at Fashionable Stamping Challenge and really liked everyones style. I plan on entering a challenge or two. take care sweetie, gerri


  20. Sharon
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 06:17:15

    Beautiful – love the soft blue colourings and the bird image is great! Just gorgeous as always! Such sweet eye candy every time I visit!


  21. Willy
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:14:09

    What a beauty, Lynne! Love it!


  22. Zoe Sanderson
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:36:36

    Gorgeous! XOXO


  23. Jingle
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 12:49:46

    This is beautiful! I love the soft colors!


  24. Cindy Adkins
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 14:43:49

    Oh my gosh–this is totally gorgeous!!! and it is purely exquisite in front of your birdcage–WOW!!!!


  25. Lourdes
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 15:02:38

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSS! i LOVE IT!….this is fantastic Lynne!

    Definetely, I am in my “bird” stage!….LOL!….everything I do, must be with birds!….LOL!


  26. Yvonne Garner
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 16:06:57

    Oh Lynne! This is just perfection. I love nature and you created your piece with perfect reserve. Just lovely. I am new to this world of beeswax, but love what I see in what you’ve done! Thanks for making my day by stopping by my blog and for all your sweet comments. Best, Yvonne


  27. Kathy Eddy
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 16:44:32

    This is just stunning! I am a bird-lover anyway but this is fantastic! Love the use of canvas. Spent quite a while admiring your blog and am adding it to my bloglist so I don’t miss anything.


  28. Jack
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 19:12:42

    What a fabulous little canvas. As you know, I’m rather fond of birds but have to admit never having seen this one, lol xx


  29. Ali Manning
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 02:17:11

    So soft and beautiful, Lynne!


  30. Ella
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 02:58:26

    This is so stunning; I love the colors and the way you arranged all the elements!
    Really beautiful~


  31. michele s
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 03:49:45

    oh WOW. this is extra lovely. thanks for explaining the details. i think the beeswax leads to such rich & interesting results. i love it. xo


  32. susiej
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:02:12

    A wonderful, delicate piece.
    Looking forward to seeing your work on Dezinaworld.
    Hugs xx


  33. Ira
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 08:03:22

    Such a fine piece of work again Lynne! Reminds me of the Dutch isles, beautiful colours, lovely bird, another beauty!! Hugs, Ira


  34. Nancy
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:53:17

    Amazing! what a beautiful piece and so sweet!


  35. melissa
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 13:31:06

    Oh, I just LOVE this!


  36. Cindy
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 16:56:22

    This is just lovely. Love the soft colors.


  37. Diane
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 20:34:32

    Simple yet beautiful in it’s simplicity!


  38. Arline M Pozzo
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 12:53:51

    Love this project Lynn


  39. Shirley
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 14:07:33

    Subtle and understated comes to mind when looking at this peaceful piece of work Lynn.The blue and cream hues are so calming to the eyes and compliment the image perfectly.

    Hugs Shirley x x


  40. Avril B
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 16:58:48

    Lynn this is beautiful, such a delicate looking piece of work. Love the beeswax on this, something I’m not familiar with, but now I think I need to know more!
    Avril xx


  41. Trishia
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 19:07:33

    I have a ‘thang’ about birds — this is so gorgeous!!! Another one of those ‘you’ve outdone yourself, Lynne”!!:)


  42. Connie
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 03:19:09

    Lynne, this is so sweet…I love this! I love all of the perfectly distressed painterly effects you created, simply beautiful!


  43. MarieS.
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 15:05:32

    Hi Lynne,
    just catching up with you:) Lovely piece of art!!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sending hugs,


  44. Penny
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 22:22:06

    Beautiful colours and overall softness – such a great effect with the beeswax!


  45. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 06:35:03

    That’s a very pretty collage, dear Lynne! I love the soft colors.
    Hugs to you,


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