Monday, 26 January 2015


This picture is inspired by nature. It started life as a plain A4 picture frame from that large Swedish store.


There are layers of lace, texture paste, paperclay embellishments and white diecut card stuck down to make a scene with lots of texture before the whole thing is coated with a few coats of white gesso and left to dry.

"Background texture comes from lace, paste & diecuts"

I used cheap gesso which needed quite a few coats, but I won't make that mistake again and have bought myself some better quality stuff for future projects!

"Flowers are a mixture of paper and paperclay"

Some pearls are added to some of the flowers.

"Bird and nest"

Some straw with a few flat-backed pearls makes a pretty nest for this little wooden bird.


The last step is to spray the picture with inks of different colours to highlight areas and add some interest.

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