Welcome to the hop! I am sure you are going to see such an amazing variety of projects thanks to variety of fabulous products available through Walnut Hollow Craft & Art Supplies. My project was created on this fun Walnut Hollow Natural Bark Edge panel. I really gravitated to the natural edges on this piece and immediately thought of creating something to depict nature.
I took a bit of time to sketch out what I wanted to create before I began. I don't always start with a plan but I felt a little more pressure since I only had one panel and I didn't want to mess it up!
After I sketched, I primed the wood panel with both white and gray gesso. I did this to give different depth in the background which I knew would be the sky. After all, the sky is never the same shade all around, right?
After it was primed, I stamped randomly for texture.
I then took Jamie Fingal's Zen Landscape stencil from StencilGirl Products and using shades of blue, white, gray and green, I began stenciling layers which would form the sky.
I then took some packing material from a box I had received and tore it to create a tree branch. I adhered it to the panel with gel medium and allowed it to dry.
I decide I would use some frayed burlap from my stash as the birds' nest.
I then cut some fabric in the shape of birds and leaves and also adhered them to the panel with gel medium.
A close up of the background.
I cut three foam cosmetic sponges in the shape of eggs and painted them blue. You could also use air dry clay which might be easier, but I didn't have any on hand so I improvised.
After I was finished, I stamped on the phrase "the family is one of nature's masterpieces".
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