Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How To Make A Shabby & Whimsical Bird With ScraPerfect

Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog, Michelle here with you today, to share my latest dt project, a paper mache`bird, with embellishments made with amazing ScraPerfect products.

To begin, I covered the bird body with white heavy gesso. Once dry I used a gel medium, to adhere shabby rose printed tissue paper, randomly over the body. I then used a thin jute, to cover the bird legs only, and secured it with the Best Glue Ever.

Now every bird needs feathers, so I used white feathers around the "stand" behind the legs, and also used them to create wings, along with small, gold paint tipped leaves as the wing base. I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere them together.

For the sort of whimsical embellishment, the crown, I chose teardrop pearl trim, cut to an inch & one quarter, as the crown base, and used fabric stiffener, to aid in stability. Once dried, I used the Best Glue Ever & Embellie Gellie to add dew drops as the jewels in the crown, followed by a miniature resin rose, and an inner feather crown.

The "fabulous" embellishment under the bird, was made by layering the flower & sentiment cabochon on small feathers, which was also glued together and on the base, with the Best Glue Ever.

*Handy tip: when adding embellishments of any sort to my projects, I have found by waiting a few moments (10 minutes or so) after applying the Best Glue Ever to the base in which I am applying them to, it becomes an instant tack for adding embellishments, with no fuss or mess. GREAT GLUE!

Thank you for viewing my shabby whimsical bird tutorial. While you are here, why not check out ALL the fabulous projects & handy tips, by the entire ScraPerfect Design Team.

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Until next time.... Crafty Blessings!

                                               Michelle Wells