Sunday, January 6, 2013

Creative Fun at my Sister’s House

I spent the weekend at my sister’s in Pennsylvania. We DOVE right into crafts and we knew what we wanted to do. We wanted to do the project that Megan at The Brassy Apple did. She transferred birds and butterflies onto artist canvas and then drew words right on the canvas also.
Hey, my sister and I thought, ‘We can do that.’ So Carol drew this tree on a canvas and then we ironed on the birds that we printed out on the special Transfer Artist Paper that was recommended.
Carol drawing tree
We followed directions on the transfer paper and ironed the birds onto the canvas and, as you can see, the results were less than stellar. The lines from the tree come through the bird pictures. Another problem? Not all the transfer material came off which means there was big gaps in some of the birds. My sister painted over her birds with water color. Mine weren’t quite as bad so I left them pretty much alone, but you can still see where the transfer paper gapped.
Bird tree
This is mine:
I know it needs something but what? Any ideas how I could improve this?
Bird poster
We put in some quotes from the Bible about birds. The one that goes around the edge of the canvas “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns (have big bank accounts) yet their Heavenly Father feeds them”. Then the other quote is from Psalm 91 “He will cover you with His feathers, you will take refuge under His wings.” I like that Psalm 91. At one time I memorized it. I know snippets of it still.
Saturation bird
Rooted in Christ
Well, we had an idea and we went with it. It didn’t work out as we planned but my art teacher, Hank, used to say, “Every time you throw a hook in the water, you don’t catch a fish, right?”. So there you go...
This is Carol’s.
Carol bird picture2
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15 comments:

  1. o wow!! very very nice! i recently had a craft night with a good friend of mine and it was amazing! it was very relaxing and we made some cute decorations for our homes!

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    1. Really? Isn't it fun? The worst part is the preparations and gathering of materials. It's twice as much fun with someone else. Fortunately all my family is crafty and likes to make things. :) Linda

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  2. I like them both as they are, couldnt see any mistakes!!!!
    Paula

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    1. Thanks, Paula. Like your stuff, too.

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  3. Love your project! I see that we have much in common! So glad we are bloggy friends! God Bless!

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  4. I love these Linda. I love your birds, this is beautiful.
    Debi

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  5. So, so pretty! Makes be so happy to live in the Northeast where colorful birds stick around for the winter!

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    1. Thanks, Kit. Yea, we love our winter birds. The robins are back believe it or not!

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  6. Linda, I love this!!! It is amazing, and Psalm 91 is my absolute favorite Scripture that I pray over my family! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am featuring this awesome project tonight.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    XOXO
    Kathy

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  7. You two gals might not have felt your art was "perfect" but you both learned something that will help you next time you attempt this type of project. Who says art has to be perfect to everybody's eyes? Looks pretty good to me and others as I read the comments. I'm very hard on myself about what I make.
    Great job for you both. Happy Weekend.

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  8. How fun! I love how that turned out!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  9. this is a really cool idea--I love the "rooted in Christ".
    And, thanks for linking up at the oldies party last week. I am pinning this!

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