Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stampendous: Why Do Hummingbirds Hum?

Because they love to stamp...that's why! Lol.
This week the Stampendous team are sharing our wonderful hummingbird stamps, templates, and dies. I chose to accentuate them by means of a larger canvas. Prepped in advance with gesso, here are the steps:

1. Mix a small amount of Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste and tube acrylic to achieve desired background color. Spritz small amount of water to thin slightly. Spray canvas with water, and brush-apply mixed paste. Set aside to dry. Brush some over two paper flowers and set aside to dry.
2. When dry, ink various stamps from filigree set and hummingbird set, and stamp over canvas in Gray StazOn ink. Note: place acrylic blocks behind canvas for stability and a clean image.
3. Using stencil/template from Hummingbird set, paste-emboss one hummingbird on canvas with Dreamweaver Crackle Paste. Let dry until crackled. Color over top with Copic markers.
4. Stamp flowers and leaves with gray on tissue paper. Color with Copic markers. Tear around edge of design. Brush small amount of Beacon Fast Finish over area to place flower/tissue. Place colored tissue down on the wet surface. Brush another thin layer carefully over the tissue piece to seal and adhere to the canvas. Apply a light coat over entire canvas as well.
5. Sprinkle Color Fragments in teal, and Mica Fragmentss over wet Fast Finish. Let dry.Adhere ribbon border on canvas.
6. Layer flowers and adhere to canvas with FabriTac. Add a bit of glue in center and sprinkle with Glass Glitter.
7. Die cut hummingbirds from gauze paper. Ink around edges. Adhere to canvas with Zip Dry.
 For more hummy inspirations, be sure to check the Stampendous blog each day this week, and follow the links!

7 comments:

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Great application of the humingbird stamp! It is beautiful!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

Amazing! LOVE the color palette and you did a fantabulous job coloring the Hummingbird! Absolutely beautiful canvas! TFS!

BurningRubber said...

Your canvas looks great! I love the crackly humming birds.

Stampendous said...

Such a beautiful depiction of the hummingbirds normal day. The wonderful color palette and fabulous techniques throughout create an extraordinary scene. Thank you for sharing today!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful canvas, I especially like the crackle hummingbird :)

Christina Doré said...

Wow - stunning!! Love the colours and techniques you have used.

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