Friday, October 21, 2016

GIU Girl for Unity Stamps - Day 5

For my last day as the Growing in Unity Girl for the Unity Stamp Company, I've got a mixed media project for you, featuring "Nature's Holiday".  If you were smart enough to snag this last week when it was on sale, good for you!  It is such a precious stamp set.  Now, keep in mind, I set out with a vision in my head but, as often happens, I ended up with something totally different than what I intended.   Different is good, though.

Here's a close-up of my mixed media bird.  I went from stamping the original image with brown distress ink, to adding Flower Soft, Glitter Dimensional Glue, various inks and splatters of paint.

A friend had given me this amazing designer paper, I don't even know what brand, but it was a nice backdrop for what I had in mind.  My pinecones?  Lordy, they got the treatment, let me tell you; stamped, watercolored, dried, embossed, sanded, glued and splattered!

I dipped my wet toothbrush in DecoArt Americana paint, then ran my thumb across the brush to "spray" snow on my project.  I made some larger "snowflakes" with a paintbrush.  For my sentiment, I stamped it on canvas ribbon then used a glitter pen to embellish.

For my bird nest, I used burlap string and the trimmed edges of some wired faux burlap ribbon that I could fold and bend to my liking.

Purchase Nature's Holiday, here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win one of two prizes, a grab bag of 25 stamps. 

I'll be announcing the winners on Monday.

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