Thursday, April 9, 2009

studio 490 build a better bird...digging for treasures

As requested...here's more info on the build a better bird workshop...

This guy will be flying out to either Buffalo Stamps, in NY or to the Stamping Place in Columbia SC.
Both stores have this workshop scheduled in May.

Here's yesterday's creation...another is in the works...but it's not ready for a debut just yet...



a reminder...
distress inks can easily change the color of a fabric brad...
this started out as stark white...
just a little brushed corduroy toned it down for a coordinated look...


I LOVE the grunge wings...there's that leaf stamp again...
looks a little different than yesterday's post...




Each person will start with the same wooden bird (several color choices are available)...
and create a unique...
ONE OF A KIND...piece of art...

You'll have TONS of organized trinkets & treasures to choose from...
here's a partial photo...




And, if you like to dig for buried treasures...
you'll like this pile of stuff...

Other ingredients include grungeboard & grungePAPER...perfect for stamping with studio 490 stamps,
to make custom wings, the tail or even a hat. It's up to you!




I've been collecting STUFF for a long time & this is the perfect time to use it & enjoy it...

After the class, the bird can be left on the wood block for display or it can be added to a base of your choice...

I'm off to build another better bird and...
make art!
wendy

5 comments:

Lori said...

Those are awesome! Glad to know I'm not the only craft supply "hoarder"! tee hee

Debby said...

It looks like a fun treasure hunt. I love it. It would be interesting to be free to create anything like we did the fragment books.hmmmmm

Sue said...

So did you find a source for birds then Wendy?? Anywhere you can share??
Sue

Sharon Margiotta said...

These guys just keep getting better and better!

Lisa V said...

Goodness Sakes!!! I want to dig in YOUR stash! :-) Maybe I'll have someone in IL sneak into your studio..... Great job--it's so cool to see all the different ideas!