Happy Birds

I finished up a new piece of art last week that I called “Happy Birds” because of the bright cheery colors in it.

Habby birds begun

I started with a wood panel that was actually an unfinished cabinet door.  I added scraps and bits here and there…some scraps of Citra Solv paper, magazine images, book pages, and sheet music.  Then I chose some sheets of deli paper that had been used to clean off stencils, or had a gelli plat print on them.

gelli plate papers

I tore these up and added them here and there to my mix. Next, I added acrylic paints, allowing the papers to peak through here and there.

background becoming

I pulled out some stencils to dab paint through, and to use spray inks on.

layers

Finally, on top of this I used a black china marker to make some marks, and dipped a hair roller in white paint and added circles.  Then, it was the simple matter of painting everywhere that was not a bird, the tree, or leaves!

Happy Birds watermark

Happy birds!

Original available at Tessera Gallery, Wichita, KS.

Prints available in my etsy shop.

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