Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Birds Nest

I follow a blog called The Graphics Fairy that offers free downloads of vintage pictures (if you haven't had a chance to check her out I would recommend doing it soon, like AFTER you read this post,lol). I found this cute birds nest, which was just black and white. I downloaded it and then colored the eggs with a colored pencil. I also lightly colored the leaves and part of the nest too. I then Mod Podged it onto a canvas that I painted black. I also did a fun technique with the black paint {I explained how I did it below}. Adding some cute blue polka dot ribbon finished off this project.
Look closely at the canvas part and you will see a pattern that I created by blotting the wet paint with a wadded up paper towel to gently lift off some of the paint. Love the effect it made and I apologize that it can't be seen better in the picture. Trust me, it's cool!
I am linking up with Life As Lori for her crafty party.
Get your craft on Thurs.


Nana's Fun Stuff said...

This is so cool! I'm going to have to check out the graphic fairy :) Awesome job girl!! ~ Laura

Adam and Wendy said...

that IS really cool!! :)
I follow the graphic fairy as well! haha! :)

Janiece said...

I am off to check out the graphic fairy...
Thanks for the heads up

Anonymous said...

Hey, if it's free I'll go check her out, this is absolutely lovely. Good job.

@ Hauplight

fiberdoodles said...

Love it! It is so pretty!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Very pretty. I can tell you are definitely using that new craft room. Does you hub's even see ya anymore.. HA!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is so pretty! I love that you colored some parts, and left some black and white. And the paint technique and ribbon look pretty swell too! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.