Thursday, January 7, 2010

Another Arch

The birds began to 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.


Debby said...

Gorgeous Christy!!!! Love this one.

Terri said...

This is beautiful! I clicked on it to see it better and I can see the color. I love the H2O's too. The bird feather is a fab touch!

julie king said...

i love the rich golden tones and bright teal you used in this piece! it is wonderful!

christine said...

I loooove this -- gorgeous!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the arches you created! they are gorgeous!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful.. Love the turquoise. Turquoise is my color every year, I just use it with lime green one year, hot pink the next, navy the next, etc. etc. LOL
And of course the bird is lovely too.