I think this bird stamp started out as a thrush, but it's turned into something otherworldly.
The bird is stamped onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival ink and coloured using Derwent Inktense pencils, then water added and the paper left overnight to dry thoroughly. The next day, the bird is dipped into clear UTEE, and a feather fixed into the UTEE. I like to add a little blob of UTEE over the base of the shaft of the feather just as extra insurance to keep it in place.
The diecut foliage is coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils to match the background paper, then shaped and adhered to the background using blobs of Pinflair glue.
I made a few of these birds, so there are some more cards to be made yet!
Graphic45 Botanical Tea paper pad
Martha Stewart stamp set Birds
Spellbinders Foliage & Carnation dies
Ranger Archival ink pad, jet black
Derwent Inktense Pencils & water brush