Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Hi Crafters!
It's spring as of last week and, ever since, we've been getting our winter weather.  Oh well, we need the water here in California.  But, it's springtime in my craft room.  I'm ready for fresh greens and blues, corals, pinks and sunny yellows.  I'm ready for birds and flowers.  So here is another of my vintage ornaments for a little spot of spring-y home decor.
Vintage Bird Ornament
Side 1

Vintage Bird Ornament
Side 2

These use the same chipboard shape as in my previous Renaissance Rose ornament.  The brand is Paper Accents(TM).
First, I painted the shape with DecoArt(TM) acrylic paint in Blue Mist.  Then I sponged on Mint Julep Green.  It was pretty dried up so it left a nice textured edge to the ornament.
After the paint dried, I drew leaves and stems freehand with a pen (Pentel(R)).
I added some lovely spring stickers.  These are dimensional adhesive-backed stickers from K&Company.
I glued on some filigree, added jump rings, chain and a few dangles in coordinating pressed-glass beads.

Happy Spring!

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