I love the idea of birds sitting on a wire so I ventured out and made one for my sister-in-law. She lives in MI so I copied off the atlas map of MI and glued it to a piece of canvas, using Mod Podge (matte).
Then I used oil paint and freaked out a few days later wondering if oil would ever dry on Mod Podge! I called a painter and she reassured me that it will, just takes a LONG TIME! Sure enough, it did. Acrylics might be the better choice next time.
I decided it looked a little drab, so I added some swirly branches and called it complete.
I then ran a coat of glue over the entire thing to give it a soft, finished look.
My dear friend has 4 little cuties and since I am on a bird kick, I decided to create their family as birds on a line. I told her I can add a little bird with every baby she has and if needs be, I'll make another line for more birds! :)
It was also my sister's 19th birthday and she has a coolest pale purple painted room with white and back accessories. She painted bamboo on her folding closet doors so I thought of making (once again) a silhouette of bamboo on a background of purple/pink!
I did the first batch of bamboo with a smaller brush and in gray to give it a far-away appearance. And then added a few black, bigger ones in the foreground for depth. Very easy.
Once again, coating it with matte- finish mod podge.