Birdhouse Blessings

This delightful scene is called ‘birdhouse blessings’ and it makes me want to have birdhouses and bird feeders scattered across my backyard. A few days ago my husband and I were doing what may well be our final outdoor workout of the year and watched chickadees and a cardinal flit back and forth from tree to hedge.

I worked on a hot pressed watercolour panel which I’d splattered with masking fluid (as per usual). I only just got my hands on some speckled egg distress ink and stain so that’s what I used for the background colour. It is a lovely colour and I’m very happy with the inky background. I smooshed ink on my glass mat, diluted it then swiped the panel through it to pick up colour.

I stamped the large stamp in antique linen then did some no-line watercolour with Sennelier watercolour paints. While painting those little leaves and berries I did wonder if I should have chosen watercolour markers instead of paint brush and paints but I was already committed, so me and my very small paint brush kept on painting. When I finished painting all the elements I used speckled egg distress stain to darken the edges of the panel and frame the little scene. When I removed the masking fluid there were pretty little snowflakes over the whole panel.

I painted the little star in gold and debated whether I would add a gold frame as well. Decided in the end I liked it just the way it was. (psst a little bird wants to tell you ‘Winter Wonder’ is coming!)

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5 Comments on “Birdhouse Blessings”

  1. Leslie says:

    Brrrrr… definitely some Winter going on here! Love, love, love! Beautiful, as always!

  2. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful winter scene, Heather! Love the smooshed background and the sweet chickadee all fluffed out in the snow!

  3. Pat says:

    This is stunning and the colours are beautiful Heather. I love the bright red berries against the dark green leaves, and the pretty birdhouse, also the Speckled Egg DI looks great for the sky in the background. x

  4. Such a beautiful winter scene, love this! Hugs, Jo x


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