This little bird you might be familiar with! I created her with Lin Brown's Wicked Chickens. I've added a sentiment from Red Lead and some pearl accents to the wing and the crown. There's something of a Metamophosis theme going on here, as when we turn over the peg...
There's one of my Bird Ladies that I've been having such fun making! The possibilities are endless with these birds! This time I contrasted Lin Brown's Limited Edition Caribbean Sea wings with Banana card and varied the length of the wing! I made my monocle lady a pierrot hat too by cutting some stencilled card into a triangle. Some Sara Nauman script in Cobalt blue Wendy Vecchi Archival completes the peg. I've often thought this lady looks as if she is wearing a monocle so I accentuated this further with an Inktense pencils lens and a pearl pen chain! This peg was a gift to my friend Lucy.
For this peg-doll I returned to my Lynne Perrella Asian stamps. I bought these when they first appeared, but I never feel that I use them enough I used my own art work for the face and hands.
Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste pressed through a Prima stencil provided an embroidered bodice, and Origami paper makes a nice sash. I drew the hands, scanned them into my computer and then printed them out on presentation paper. I have created a sheet of ready-printed hands and one of faces, ready to use for projects.
She holds a wooden frame with Prima gold crackle, containing a shrink plastic Lynne Perrella image from one of her PaperArtsy Asian plates.
On the reverse side, I used a detail from one of the Asian plates to create the impression of a fold of material. The paint colours are Lin Brown's lovely Caribbean Sea and Blue Oyster Fresco Finish Paint with a fragment of Mulberry Paper attached with some Satin Glaze to give the texture of muslin. The Fresco paints really do give a lovely coverage on the wood.
I used some Origami paper in bright colours for her sash and a Pitt black pen for detail in the thread. This Red Lead label stamp seemed just the sentiment for my little peg doll who seemed to be carrying a message of coming spring.
And here are my peg girls together with a sister created with Sara Nauman stamps who appeared recently on the PA blog.
And the reverse sides...
Thank you so much for stopping by Magpieheaven today. I hope you have enjoyed meeting my little peg family. You can attach magnets to these pegs and use them for memos on your fridge, or stand them on a desk with a postcard clipped inside or a 'To Do' list.