Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beautiful Peacock Mosaic

It seems that peacocks are popular these days.  One day I was looking at the mosaic punch and thought that it would make pretty peacock feathers, thus began the inspiring moment.  Well, earlier this year I had the chance to sit down and design my peacock!

I have been wanting to make wall art so the peacock project was perfect.  I bought a canvas frame, a 16" by 20" frame!  Plenty big for the project.

I started with the feathers and stamped the Mosaic Madness stamp onto Island Indigo cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Pool Party Embossing powder.  Then I punched these feathers out using the Mosaic punch. For the green parts of the feathers I stamped the image onto Garden Green cardstock using VersaMark and heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder.  I punched these images out using the 4-petal flower from the itty bitty shapes punch pack.

Once all of the feathers were punched I shaped the feathers and then drew the body around it.  The peacock design I used was inspired by the peacock used ny the Joss and Main shopping site ;0) 

To reduce the white of the canvas I diluted some Island Indigo ink and Baked Brown Sugar ink in alcohol in Stampin' Spritzers.  I sprayed the canvas with each color and let it dry.  The colors came out too dark so I coated the entire canvas with gesso to lighten it up.  Worked like a charm!  The gesso also helped give the canvas more of a watercolored look.

The greeting is from My Digital Studio, the Fantabulous You Stamp Brush Set.  I imported the image into the Silhouette program and cut it out using my Cameo.  I enlarged the image a little since I had to fill in the canvas.

Once all of the pieces were ready, I layered them pieces onto the canvas and applied them using Mod Podge.  I outlined the body with a black sharpie and applied basic rhinestones to the feathers.

This picture is my stamp room!  I can't wait to make more inspiring pieces of art work.  I have a few in mind, just need to start working on them!

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