Birds Of A Feather by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a tag to share this week made from one of the fab That’s Crafty! substrate surfaces, in this case a white/grey board large tag which is perfect for mixed media as it’s very sturdy. I’ve also managed to fit no less than 5 stencils on here too!


That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Bubbly All Over, Chevrons Background, Enchanted, Feathers, Numbers
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – China, Lavender, Purple Rain
Brusho Crystals – Yellow, Purple, Violet, Turquoise
Scrap of Blue Ribbon


Apply small blobs of the China and Lavender paints to the Gelli Plate and spread with your fingers, add some streaks of white gesso and press the white side of the tag on to pick up the paint. If the paint ripples, spread on the tag with your fingers until smoother. You’ll find that it will only ripple if you’ve put on slightly too much paint.

Mist the paint left on the Gelli plate with water and press on some tags to pick up the remaining paint – I like to have some ready as even a pale print comes in handy, especially for layering with darker shades.

When the paint has dried, stencil feathers in the top left and bottom right corners with white gesso, then use the numbers stencil with the Purple Rain paint to add numbers over the feathers and randomly over the painted tag.

Use the chevron stencil with white gesso to add a pattern in the opposite corners and then use the bubbles stencil with the grey paint to add bubbles at the top and bottom of the tag and just below the centre.

Stamp the bird directly on the tag with the Archival ink and then stamp him on stamping card. Colour the image with the Brusho Crystals, sprinkling a little of each colour on a plate or acrylic block, misting with water and then painting as you like. I used some yellow to provide a good contrast to the painted tag.

Cut out the bird except for the feet and glue the image directly over the one on the tag. Use grey paint to add grounding round the image. Stencil on the dream text with white gesso to finish and tie some ribbon through the top.

Have a lovely Easter and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. That's gorgeous Fliss. I LOVE that feather stencil. Perfect for this sort of project. Lx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great stencilling Fliss! xxx

  3. Great use of the feather stencil love this, the blue and white looks fabulous
    Amanda x

  4. Oooh beautiful,love the shade of blue
    Donna xxx

  5. This is beautiful - gorgeous colour and I love the way you layered the various stencils for that wonderful background.

  6. Love this Fliss, gorgeous colours xxx

  7. Gorgeous blues - and the bird is so sweet.


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