Monday, 11 May 2015

Catching Dinner


Been playing with one of the images from The Bee's Knees Small Birds.  I originally stamped it in Antique Linen, then painted it with Distress Inks, and added detail with Distress Markers, then added splatters, but I didn't like the finished effect; the image was too flat, even though it had plenty of detail.

So out came the spritzer and I gave it a light spritzing around the wings and the edges of the body, protecting the beak, fish and splatters.  And I was happier with it.  Trimmed the panel, added stitching, added a sentiment from Noteworthy and a grunge chevron from Mixed Media Grunge, and it's good to go.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration from the team.


7 comments:

  1. ....... or reach for the fish - fabulous!

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  2. Love the water color washed look :)

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  3. Love this Shirley. Adding the spritzing is genius!! Love the stitching on the panel and the washi tape border. Awesome design. Loll xx

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  4. Love that soft, fluttering effect you achieved with more water. And jealous of your craft fair haul and coffee with Monika!

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  5. What an amazing sense of movement in your kingfisher, Shirley ... the wings, the fish, the splattering ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  6. Your kingfisher...the sense of movement...the colours...the spritzing...in awe...
    Hugs~c

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  7. Stunning use of water coloring!

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