I just love cutting and sticking, I find it so relaxing. Of course, it's called 'collage' when you're a grown up but still... :) Kit #2 from the wonderful people at USArtQuest contained their European napkin collection, PPA (matte), blank ATCs and some Crystal Effectz. PPA is a wonderful adhesive that is perfect for collage as it is UV resistant and acid-free. Susan Pickering-Rothamel had it formulated that way as a collage artist herself.
I bought myself a blank birdhouse (I love birdhouses!), ripped up one of the napkins, and layered the pieces on the front of the birdhouse using PPA and a damp brush. I love how napkins, like tissue paper, become 'see-through' when you layer them over each other. This means the text overlaps and looks yummy!
The butterflies are taken from a napkin too. I used some paper I'd sprayed with ink and cut out some flowers on my cuttlebug, adhering them to the front of the birdhouse with PPA, added some metal trim to the edge of the roof, and layered tissue paper and paper napkin butterflies to the roof itself.
The PPA means this piece is fine hanging on my conservatory wall. I think it needs a bird or two now though, or maybe a fairy! The Crystal Effectz are like a very fine glitter, but much more iridescent, and would add just the right dazzle to a pair of fairy wings ;) And PPA does so much more than adhere, so watch this space for more projects!
The other USAQ DT members all have projects on their blogs so hop on over for a feast to the eyes :)
I love everything about your birdhouse! Super cute idea!
Your birdhouse is beautiful and I am SO going to check out that kit!
This is beautiful Sarah! ~DianeReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I am moving soon and I will keep this idea in mind when I decorate the patio.ReplyDelete
I love your bird house!! Such a great idea!!ReplyDelete
Very cool house I like how distressed it looks in the end. I want to make one now!!ReplyDelete
Very cool! PPA is such a versatile medium. I also love using napkins in collage.ReplyDelete
This is so fabby and so you! Really lovely work xxReplyDelete
I love it! It was only when living in France for 5 months did I stumble across the alternative use of napkins. It's really big out there and it converted me. Love what you did with your bird house, must get some of the PPA ... thank you : )ReplyDelete
This is stunning, Sarah. I love how you've used the napkins. I have a collection of them but never know what to use them for. You've inspired me now. It looks great on your Conservatory wall.ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah! Your birdhouse is sooo sweet! Such great ideas you always have! xo Paulette ;)ReplyDelete
That is so neat.ReplyDelete
love your project>ReplyDelete
Love the layers of paper on the birdhouse. Definitely needs an occupant! :)ReplyDelete
I love the bird house, Sarah, it is so very beautiful.ReplyDelete
It makes me want one!!!!!!!!!
Lovely little bird house.ReplyDelete
I love birdhouses and have several inside and outside. It never occured to me to collage one for outside, but even I know that PPA will protect it. Silly me! Creative YOU!ReplyDelete