A mixed media bird with instructions!

Hey artsy peoples, just in case 
you missed this on the DCWV blog. 
 I made this with the fiber natural stack which is
is so very cool to work with! It looks like this ...
when you start! Oh yeah-  you
knew I couldn't leave it that color!
I made the entire project was made with this stack and (bonus)
I left you instructions below!

Mixed Media Bird By Rita Barakat

Draw a bird shape on card stock and cut it out.
Cut a 6x6 sheet into four squares. Paint the four pieces.
Three shades of blue or purple and one shade of green. 
Tear small pieces with the blues and purple paper and paste onto the bird shape.
*Tip use a wet paint brush dipped in water anywhere you want to make the tears in the paper. 
Glue pieces onto the bird . Trim any excess. Add details with a black pen
(Feathers and eyes) Use Glossy Accents for the eye.
Attach the wing onto the bird.
For the background; tear up pieces of the fiber stack and paint them blue. 
Randomly glue them down onto a piece of corrugated paper. I used modeling
 paste in between the strips for texture and cloud like effects.  
For the nest: Take the green square and cut small leaves that you will layer 
and glue down onto your background. 
Mat the project on a black sheet of card stock. 
Glue card stock saying and beads onto background.

*I used Silks acrylic paint on this project and you don't want to pour your paint directly
onto these papers because it will soak them up!
* I prefer gel medium to "glue" because it sticks quickly, stays put and does not run.

If your haven't tried mixed media yet, (what?!?)
try it on a small scale like the size of a card- that's what this is!

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