Untie Your Wings (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
To start this week and to close the month of February, I am sharing another of the bird panels published in The Stampers’ Sampler. There are similarities to the one shown HERE as I wanted the trio to be similar in texture, theme and colour palette.onelynnemoncrieffIn the junkyard of a derelict building, perches a sweet bird atop a coil of rusty old wire.  The song from this bird is as sweet as if he were perched upon a blossoming tree, finding joy in his voice despite the neglect surrounding him.twolynnemoncrieffI know most of you will relate when I say that, there are times when working on the background can be the most enjoyable part of the process and sometimes the most rewarding.
You might be able to make out the layers of media and the subtle shadow of ink used with the Dinky Stencil which fills in the areas which I left exposed of the Grungepaste and stencil.threelynnemoncrieffI remember at the time wondering whether to use real feathers but I really do like the Redlead feather stamp so opted for that, creating a cluster with tied jute and wooden bead.fourlynnemoncrieffAll the wonderful stamps are from Redlead.sixlynnemoncrieffTo receive amazing products to play with, then the enjoyment of working with the stamps, stencils, paints, etc and the icing on the cake, to then have the artwork published in one of my favourite magazine titles alongside so many stamp artists I admire – I am so very lucky!sevenlynnemoncrieffThank you for your visit to this post.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn Price
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 01:45:38

    H, Lynne – Apologies as I thought I left comments on your last post! Nonetheless, I am entranced by this latest series…. your texture and colors entrance me….as do those sweet birds and beautiful feathers! Phenomenal!! xxx Lynn


  2. michele s
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 03:38:51

    the colors and textures are gorgeously rich in this piece! i do love the feathers at the top. so so lovely!


  3. craftytrog
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 06:55:55

    Such a wonderful colour palette, and I love those bricks too Lynne! x


  4. gio
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 07:17:01

    Your artwork is so stunning, it just deserve proper pubblication, they are lucky to have you ! I agree with you sometimes it is so fun just to make the backgrounds. Anyway the texture and the soft colours are brilliant, this piece really tells a story.


  5. pearshapedchris
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 08:48:55

    What a wonderful panel this is – I love this wall – it really does have a look of those places you pass on trains coming into a city – and your bird really must fly! No wonder Stampers Sampler chose your panels for publication! Hugs, Chrisx


  6. Julie Lee
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 09:02:50

    This is such a superb collection of work on the theme of wild life in an urban setting. I love the Red Lead stamps and all the subtle textures and colouring of the background. Not only do these creations look wonderful, they also have something very profound to say to us. As always Lynne, your work speaks to the soul of beauty within and beyond our everyday world. Do you know Thomas Hardy’s poem, The Darkling Thrush? Your work has something of that poem about it, I feel. x


  7. Gerrina
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 09:56:41

    This is so beautiful! How great that wall looks with all the different colours; just like one that has been around for a long time… And the bird with wire fits perfect; your panals always look so great! Hugs, Gerrina


  8. Samantha Read
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 12:24:56

    Simply divine Lynne.
    Poppy and I send big hugs xx


  9. Autumn
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 17:38:35

    Oh oh oh, Lynne! You and I think too much alike! I was just making a circle such as this on a project, which was layered with paper feathers, and longing for die cut feathers to pop out like you’ve done! Unreal! This is stunning! Pure beauty!


  10. Anne R
    Feb 29, 2016 @ 22:22:40

    Oh my, this is utterly fabulous Lynne! That junkyard wall is the best I have ever seen – I just love the Dinky wall stencil, definitely my favourite. The bird looks wonderful and the feathers are such a lovely touch – and the rusty wire – just perfect. Love this SO much!!! Hugs, Anne xx


  11. Jackie P Neal
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 00:12:09

    Wow! Another gorgeous urban/industrial piece! You really have achieved the look and feel with your techniques and textures and design! I love this series Lynne!!


  12. roseymcg
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 00:32:44

    That’s just gorgeous, Lynne. So good to be able to see what you’ve been up to creatively this year. Glad I took the time to stop by.
    I like the many textural effects of this design with the bird best, but all of it is lovely.


  13. coco
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 20:40:49

    Another fabulous make with bird and bricks wall, the colours and the background is just… wow!!! 😀 xx


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