The idea for project was inspired by the Journal 52 group on FB and by the lyrics of David Bowie's last song and the Winter Wonderland them on the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog. The Journal 52 prompt for the week was David Bowie lyrics after he passed away earlier in the month. My Mum, Rose, also passed away this month, just two days after Bowie. And they shared the same birthday. So when I looked at the lyrics from his last song 'Lazarus' I just loved them and I knew I wanted to make a page dedicated to them both
I looked at pictures of Bluebirds on the tinterweb to help me choose my colours. They were like Robins with blue backs.
I'm also using the card covers of old unwanted vinyl albums to create journal pages this year. So I gave that a couple of coats of white gesso.
I wanted to have the bird on a branch so used the DecoArt stencil below to roughly sketch branches with pencil, then I drew my bird onto white card, traced him and roughly positioned him using the tracing paper over the tree area. I erased the branches around where he would sit. I used the DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics below to paint my Bluebird, the background and the tree. I printed out the lyrics onto copy paper and these I sprayed with DecoArt matte varnish to prepare them for gluing onto the album cover, as I know my printer ink smudges if it gets wet.
I then glued the bird and lyrics into place. After that I used some Pitt markers to add a little
depth to the bird and around the words.
At this point I thought I was finished, but I came back to it the next day and wanted to add a little more interest. So I used more white paint applied with a spatula and credit card around the edges, and added white Glamour dust to the snow areas using Cosmic Shimmer glue.
You can see the glitter detail a little more here.
I was happier with it, but still felt I needed to change something. I then added a little more black to the eye, then I decided to stop as I was close to making a mistake and ruining it all going overboard!
These are the items used. I hope you have a go and have fun too. Suz x