Daydreams Sharing Joy by Dorthe Hansen


Hello dear friends, I`m here with my Monday post.

This time made onto a little panel with rounded corners,
which first was painted with Gesso, then sprayed with Flat Matte Bluebell
and Basil mixed together with lots of water, onto the panel and when dry, I added some strokes of
Crackle Glace in left lower corner, which again was painted over with White acrylic
to form a little crackle - you can see it on the last photo here.

I stenciled the bird using texture paste, and also added
an extra branch from the same stencil. 
When dry, it all was painted with mix of Green, Lime and Chestnut Brown 
and the bird had defined a little feathers and the around her body with a black fineliner.

A piece of green fabric was laid with a scrap of old book page, with a
piece of corrugated cardboard on top, in lower right side and also 
a piece of corrugated cardboard in left top corner. 
Onto the book paper I adhered a piece of skeleton leaf found in my garden.

Lastly, I stamped words from Lynne`s Affirmations, adhered them to the corrugated cardstock,
both of which were also sprayed with the Flat Matte sprays.
I used a tiny lid from the Flat Matte bottles, to stamp circles in two places, using 
Archival Ink and spritzed diluted Chestnut Brown color onto the panel, using a brush.

I think it is enough words for now  :-) 

Hugs and love

Material used:

From my stash: Fabric, old book page, skeleton leaf from the garden

You Might Also Like


  1. Gorgeous Dorthe, love the green and the bird focal image. Tracy ❤️❤️

    1. Tracy, thank you for your sweet visit, and for your appreciated words to me- Big hugs
      Dorthe xx

  2. What a superb bird sketch Dorthe, you really have made her stand out so pretty on your mixed media background. The combination of sage and bluebell gives that essence of nature and what a treasure to find that weathered leaf. All so beautifully painted. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative hugs and wishes Tracey xx

    1. Dear Tracey, thank you sweet friend- your words are very valued , and so are you.
      I happens to have another of the leaves, which will be send to you, together with my thank you gift, and hopefully this week :-)
      Big hugs to you, and wishes- xx

  3. Very Pretty Panel, Dorthe. Superb colors and very lovely design.

    1. Thank you Shilpa, so very much, so kind of you .

  4. I love how artsy you got with the stencil and gave the bird such a painterly look and turned it into your very own art piece . And all this lovely details and the texture and the colours - simply UNIQUE and stupendous!
    Another brilliant project of you dear Dorthe!
    You know - you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful art!

    Big hugs, Susi

    oxo Susi

    1. Dear Susi, hello- and thank you for your lovely words, I like to work with the stencils, and add my own details, -so am glad you like it .
      Big hugs and smiles, to you , also today :-) xx

  5. Dear Susi, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, such kind words from you,- I really appreciate them- and you too, being a wonderful blogging-friend.
    Thank you for visiting ,and a wonderful new week to you !

    Big hugs from Dorthe

  6. Fantastic piece of art once again sweet Dorthe ❤

    1. Oh thank you Melina, so much , dear - <3 -Hugs to you !! xx

  7. Another beauty of textures, lovely art
    Amanda x

    1. Thank you Amanda, very much -
      Hugs to you,
      Dorthe, xx

  8. A really beautiful panel Dorthe. The textured background is lovely and I love the bird that you stencilled on which has such a realistic look the way you painted her. A very serene and calming piece of artwork.
    Fliss xxx

    1. Oh dear Fliss, thank you so much, you are saying lovely things, my friend. Makes me glad you love it .
      Hugs, Dorthe - xxx

  9. This is so pretty Dorthe, I love your layers and use of book pages xx

    1. Thank you very much Sue , xx to you !!

  10. I have no idea how I missed this sweet bird piece!
    I so love your color palette dear Dorthe! Your panels always bring such a smile to my face,so filled with the beauty of nature!
    hugs,Jackie xx

    1. Oh Jackie , you are so sweet,- thank you for your lovely words- I do love to create with nature items :-)
      Hugs, Dorthe- xx

  11. Sweet Dorthe … as always, a work of art. I love everything about this project. The birdie is just adorable. Love looking at your creative pieces of work. Thank you!


    1. Dear Sue, thank you so much friend- I am glad you like it, and for your kind words !!
      Hugs, Dorthe- xo

  12. Dorthe, You bring much life to the bird stencils, it always amazes me, it is as though you see personality and character for each one. The colours are lovely, as though it was a fresh, Spring day and all that lovely texture - gorgeous! xx

    1. My dear Lynne,
      thank you so much for your lovely comment , I treasure your words, and you, so much.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on our blog, we really appreciate it.

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Like us on Facebook