Friday, 17 May 2013

Song Bird By Fliss Goodwin



Hello there, I have a little, very textured canvas board for you this week on my favourite nature type theme and have been playing with not only Distress Stains but some gilding wax and fabulous chunky embossing powder.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s How To: 

·       Cut a piece of white or cream card slightly larger than the canvas board and emboss with the leafy side of the embossing folder. Sponge with first the Shabby Shutters Distress Stain, then add patches of the Bundled Sage at random. 

·       Ink up any lighter patches plus the edges with the Crushed Olive Distress Ink and allow to dry. Apply strong double sided tape (or tape and glue as I did) to the reverse of the embossed panel and then stick the canvas board face down on it. Weight down for a while to ensure it sticks well and then trim off the excess with a craft knife.
·       Die cut the birdcage and bird from the kraft card and then cover the cage with embossing ink. Heat emboss with the Tarnished Gold Embossing Crystals. You may need a second coat for good coverage. Rub on some bronze gilding wax with your finger.
·       Cover the bird with embossing ink and then heat emboss just the bird with the Lapis Sapphire Lustre powder. Heat emboss the bird’s wing and the legs and branch portion with the clear powder, then rub bronze gilding wax on to the wing and round the edges of the bird.
·       Stamp the song bird text from the set on to cream card with the coffee ink, cut it out and rub the edges with blue ink. Rub the edges of the petals of 3 flowers with pink and blue ink and add pearls to the centres.

·       Rub gilding wax on the canvas around the edges and at random then buff with a paper towel to bring out the sheen. Assemble the canvas as shown in the photo.

Have a great weekend.

Fliss x


  1. Your songbird is so fresh and Spring-like, Fliss, and I like all the different embossed textures.

  2. Beautiful Fliss, love the rich embossed greens and the rustic bird cage. xx

  3. Lovely card Fliss, I like your colour blends:-)


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