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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wings and Things....!

Right, this is a long one so bear with :D

This weeks inspiration from The Butterfly Effect is "WINGS"
I have some grunge board die cuts from Tim Holtz so I grabbed my fav set of wings and drew around them, covered the space with masking fluid(stinks of amonia!!!) and waited for it to dry.....
Then I smooshed some pearlised paint around to get a swirly sky background, and waited for paint to dry.....yawn...bored!

I'm not very good at waiting for stuff to dry(could you tell?), so I ruttled around and found these guys :D 4 for 79p!

I took the set of wings I'd used as a template and painted them with silver metallic paint

Then stamped over them with stazon ink, and a fabulous "Angels" sentiment block from Crafty Individuals (CI-140

and, added a skeleton :D Well it was something to do while the paint dried...

So, back to the canvas....
when everything was dry, I rubbed off the masking fluid(sorry about the glare from the shiney paint), and painted the wings area insoft blue(gazing ball by Martha Stewart)

and drew back the wings with Black Diamond Stickles
using "faded Jeans" distress stickles to add depth and texture.

I stencilled some birdies along the bottom(mini birds of a feather, by Crafter's Workshop)

These "birds" of a feather just had to flock together :D

The cages at the top of the canvas were added using the same stencil, but with texture/embossing paste instead of paint.

and a couple of close ups to show the detail on the eyes....(tiny pearls with blue and black paint)

Hope you enjoyed this post :D


  1. What a nice way to make a skellington look more lovable ;0) Dxx

  2. Gina this is fantastic! OMG! I love those skeletons! :)

  3. If I had skeletons, I would be running full tilt to my studio to make some of these. FABULOUS! They would make a great 'banner', hanging across a wall. LOVE them! Thanks for dropping over to my blog, Gina. :oD Donna

  4. Hi Gina. Way cool skeleton with wings!!! Great idea!!! Your background canvas is really well done as well. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. holy crap! this is fabulous!!!!! how do you come up with these things? oooooooooo i'm sooooooooo boring!!!

    hugs :)

  6. I don't usually go for things like this but for some reason I am really drawn to it. I love the colours and the flying skeletons. :-) xx

  7. Good secuencis I love that wonderful winged skeleton, impressive.

  8. Is it me? or can anyone else see a face on the base canvas? Creepy!!!

  9. I love the skeletons with wings!!! :)

  10. this *IS* fantastic!

    i laughed all happy like out loud when i realized where you were going with the skeletons!




  11. Wow that is so unusual - I don't particularly like skeletons but this one now looks kind of cute!

    Hope you're having a great day

  12. That was fun!
    I hate waiting for stuff to dry, too! Patience is not one of my virtues :P

  13. Love the 3-dimensional aspect!
    Thank you for entering Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge—Renee, Simon Says Stamp
    Twitter @simonsaysstamp

  14. so cool! I hate waiting for stuff to dry too, I usually zap it with a heat gun, which often results in stuff bubbling lol

    yes it was jen from Dark Crystal, one of my all time fave films and I have the book too.

  15. I'm really really liking the skelly with wings! So cool and love the colors in your background...oh I just love the whole darn thing!!!!!

  16. Holy moly, what a work of art you have created. I love what you did with the background and the winged skeleton is brilliant. A highly unique piece of art, I might add. We're so happy you joined in our winged fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.