I was really excited when I heard that Lin had designed a new and rather different collection - I couldn't wait to see what she had come up with! As soon as I saw these quirky bird stamps, I knew they would be just perfect for a decorated Jumbo Peg!
You can fix these wooden pegs to the fridge with magnets to hold memos, or stand them on a desk, with a favourite postcard clipped into the top! I used mine to carry an encouraging message! This stamp set really lends itself to bright and colourful paint combos and these 'funky' birds encouraged me to 'spread' my 'wings' and soar in a new direction too!
Here words have wings! The swirly pattern in the background on the peg is on the stamp plate and I stamped it using Fresco finish paint in Guacamole.
Here I've used the same bird and the same message, but this time it's slipped between the petals of a Crackle glazed flower cut with a PaperArtsy die - and I used the tiny speckle stamp from the plate to create the flower centre! There's some Grunge Paste grass, lots of stenciling and I've highlighted in places with white pen. The giant leaves in the background are stenciled using what was left after die-cutting some PaperArtsy leaves.
ELB 18 features some wicked chickens and a tiny, but really useful stamp of little speckles! This worked so well for making some homemade Washi with painted and stenciled masking tape! Love that quiff and the curly eyebrow! Could this bird be about to start a career as an Elvis impersonator?
I just love how Lin has given each of these birds such character! Their hair-dos are amazing! This shy and retiring, yet beautiful creature looks as if she has a story to tell.
And - to my delight - they work well with Shrink Plastic too! The little green bird is a Shrink Plastic mini version of the one with the Mohican at the bottom of the tag. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please do flutter over and take a look at the launch of these lovely new stamps at PaperArtsy here. These little birds are going to look great on home decor projects, journal pages, canvases - the possibilities are endless! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Many thanks to Lin and Leandra at PaperArtsy for giving me the opportunity to spread my wings and soar away with these!