The birds began to sing...as they always do for me. Birds are a passion of mine and I really enjoyed creating these arches and being able to create them by using images that were so inspiring to me.
I used Twinkling H2O's on the arch to enhance the colors that I love so much. Turquoise is my color this year. It was a little tough getting the colors to adhere like I'd like...because the paper was a bit slick. I found if I used my finger to rub the color in that eventually the more color I built up, the easier it stayed on. You really can't see the colors well...and the sheen that they put off is amazing.
What you also don't see is that this chunky is 3-D. The back layer is flat on a 4" x 4" watercolor sheet, while the outside arch is sitting on top of foamy tape that helps it stick out and causes shadows. Then there's the last little touch of the feather. If I had thought about it...I have a Blue Jay feather that I've been saving to use. But, I'll use it another day for another project.