This was really fun to do. Though it took a bit longer to do than I thought it would. But then I was making it up as I went along.
|Take one standard, slightly boring bird ornament|
|make templates from paper before transferring to grungepaper. |
Stamp with your choice of stamps. I used Crafty Individuals; they are one of my favourite companies in the uk.
|Then let your imagination run wild and this is the end result!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|The chained decoration is actually a belt, just perfect for the slightly martial theme I developed.|
|The bottom wing was run through the cuttlebug, but it does not give a really deep impression on grunge, for that you need Tim's embossing folders as they give a much deeper impression.|
The top wing was painted ith cracle, rock candy clear, it really intensifies the colours...
|Showing the back in a bit more detail|
|I love the "Mohican" style cresting|
|The main body; I stamped onto white tissue paper before adhering to the body, then I inked over.|
The head was painted with Ferro gold metal paint.
|The back was embossed using Tim's folder (I learn't my lesson on the wings!)|
|I love the textures you can achieve with all the various products available.|
|The base was made by glueing vintage tapes to the base; digging out a couple of grunge flowers I had made a while ago, some old leaves from a necklace, nice and simple.|
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this and hope it inspires you to take a look at things in a different light. I think i'll be digging out my artist mannequin soon. Every warrior bird needs a rider; don't they?
Be blessed everyone who pops over here, you keep me motivated so spread the word!
This altered bird is beyond amazing! Absolutely incredible detail! Love this!!!
Just stumbled across your magnificent bird. He is majestic, awesome and a work of love. Absolutely fabulous - you should share him with the world and not be quite so modest! Brilliant.
WOW he is truly AMMMMMMMMMMMMAZING.
heyy this is great cool blog
very cool project neil. thanks for sharing your creative talents with the world... -tim
WOWSER this is utterly amazing, you have definitely inspired me, thank you so much x
Truly amazing work Neil!!
great idea! Famously made!
I love this ! ... just discovered your blog, what a lovely source of inspiration ... thank you for sharing :o) x
WOW another awesome project, no wonder it's one of your favs :D
ooooh, I say, how did I ever miss this one!!! THIS IS A~MAY~ZING!!! *said in the style of Craig Revel Horwood LOL*
Wow, this has got to be the best altered bird I have ever seen... TFS!!!!
Really incredible piece!
Spotted this from the link on the right of your blog. Brilliant, everything about this really works. You can tell you enjoyed making this.
Oh Lordy...it's a stunning bird. Awesome, grungy colour. What an inspiration...(:o) Elly
THAT is AWESOME!!
I just LOVE the 'fantasy' feel to that!
Thanks for sharing!
Amazing and crazy..LOL
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