14 August 2011
Here birdie, birdie, birdie...
I have so much to do this weekend... and yet, here I am playing with my little bird. Of course, the cleaning elves won't be in, so it isn't as though it won't be there for me to do later, right?
This is how we last left the little guy... sort of "mummified" in book pages, drying so that I could paint him.
And this is what he looks like with a base coat of paint on him.
And here it is starting to get the details painted on.
So far, I think I'm liking this...
And with the majority of the details done. All that is left are the lines I am going to add with the permanent marker.
The wings are glued on, and I have a ribbon holding it together until they've dried. Originally I'd planned to use straight pins to do this, but they definitely stick some big holes in the paper, so they were out.
And, after what seems like hours and hours and hours... here is the cutie finished. I'm really pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Of course, every little birdie needs a nest of her own...
Here's the finished bird, complete with its nest, nestled among the branches and leaves (sneaky how I got those in there huh?)
How do you think it compares to the original page that inspired it?