Sweet Collage Bird by Miriam Elder

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Shared with permission from Miriam Elder

Don’t you just love this collage bird!  He looks as if he could just hop off the page!

Created by Miriam Elder (from Scotland originally but now residing in England), this piece was crafted with lots of interesting layers.  The canvas base is sheet music overlaid with colored tissue paper that bled as she glued it down.  Miriam used PVA Glue which did a great job of keeping everything from wrinkling as she glued down the layers.

She traced the bird shape (using an original photo as a guide) and then filled it in with collage materials, in this case, torn and cut magazine pages.  When the bird shape is applied over the background, it all comes together as a beautiful piece of art! Thanks to Miriam for sharing this with us!

Does this give you some ideas and inspiration?  Maybe I need to look over those old magazines before I throw them out……

 

LINDY’S MAGICALS

I’ve seen a lot about Lindy’s Magicals lately. Magicals are powdered, dye based pigments that come in flat (matte) or shimmer.

These powders are highly concentrated and are used with another medium such as water or transparent gel medium. Their site states to use them with a transparent medium since an opaque medium greatly diminishes the visibility of the Magicals.

Lindy’s Gang also has coordinated sprays (used in the tag below).

These powders and sprays are a mixed media artist’s dream!

https://www.lindysgang.com/

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