One of my little creations I had thought about making was 3 Little Birds.
|Three Little Birdies in Shadow Boxes|
|The Basics of the Birdies I started to create|
|First Birdie... I wanted to wire wrap it's |
legs to give it a bit of pizazz.
Having never wire wrapped anything before I thought I'd give it a try with my first little birdie. I took some thicker bronze wire and wrapped some silver around it to make it stand out and then placed some beads on it to make it look a little more interesting, while keeping the bird itself very straight forward and minimal in design.
|Little Pink Birdie... the beginning of |
|My little pink birdie with it's|
unusual mohawk :)
Here is where I got to encorporate the older cane that I had made back in November for the chest piece on this little pink birdie.
As I was showing my hunny ... he thought it might look good in a flower pot as well as the shadow box I was planning on putting it in.
See.. so many ideas! I can't help but get excited to think that there is so much I can get my hands into....that sometimes it's hard to focus on just one thing!
|A decorative little pink birdie|
Encorporating the old cane, kind of made my day because I have it in my box of clays... wondering if I'd ever had any use for the stuff, and there you go. Making it a bit more pretty and decorative.
|My very decorative brown birdie|
It was a bit funny with the last birdie. I was sitting thinking what I could do with this one that I hadn't done with the other two. I figured I didn't really do any tail feathers on the other ones...so I ended up improvising a bit and make some green decorations with some wired feathers.
I was thinking if I had actually made it long enough, but I like how they've turned out.
|The Shadowbox... before the magic. LOL.|
The potential shadow box that I'll be putting my little birdies in once they've been cooked up and I've found a proper background. I'm thinking of placing some scrapbooking paper in the back... maybe a nice light blue with polka dots if there is one, and then I'll add a polymer clay tree with some clay flowers/leaves. From there depending on room I might add a sun, and some paper clouds that I'll glue in there.... all depending on room. I was thinking of maybe rather than doing a polymer clay tree branch I might try putting a real one in there and then glue/wire in the flowers..... I'm not sure yet.
But I think so far I'm liking the little birdies I've made. I'll cook them up later this afternoon and then when I get a chance I'll start building up the landscape. Maybe a bit of dirt, grass, rocks... all in clay to give it dimention and depth.
From there I think it will come together. I'll glue in the birds to the clay...since I'm not sure how well something like this would bake in an oven and I don't really want to risk it.
So there you go. My afternoon delight... and I think I'm going to call it a day as my back is starting to ache from being bent over those birds! But it was fun to get creative as I've not been drawing anything for yonks. I need to get back into the happy... and today puts me off to a good start.