Saturday, February 23, 2013


forgot to post this in December when I posted Serenity and Possibilities

The background of this canvas resulted from a few 'mistakes' I made with a different finish in mind - decided it was perfect for my bird cage.  The true depth of colour is not depicted in the photographs unfortunately.

The small bird cages represent the three canvas projects, finalising the series
Strength Serenity and Possibilities

Canvas size 10x10"
Quote - 'today is all we need to nurture' (source unknown)

Closer view of full canvas

View of top of cage

Bottom of cage

Top left hand side showing texture and background

View of bottom right hand side
Can also see glitter in the paint behind the bird cage

Ingredients for canvas
  • 10x10" deep sided canvas
  • Old book paper and music sheets
  • A cardboard bird cage was used as a template 
  • two gauges of wire, one for the cage and the other to add pearls and to 'sew' the cage to the canvas
  • various paints
  • Faber Castell markers
  • lace offcut from old dress purchased from eBay 
  • twigs from the garden (one painted with ivory paint)
  • bird and leaf cut from patterned paper (cannot remember the brand)
  • sticky-back canvas for the words, edged with Faber Castell markers
  • small bird cages at the bottom purchased from Bella Paperie

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