Monday, 19 March 2012

Bird week: Lovely Tando tray

This week will be all about birds: bird on cards, birds on canvas, on Art Journal, caged birds.... lots of lovely projects our DT has been working on. 
To start off, Gio has altered a beautiful Tando Creative tray.
Tando offers a large range of printer's trays and "Scenelits" which are wonderful to work with.

I painted two pages of an old book with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints Snowflake. I stamped the peacock twice using the Kanban acrylic stamps: Birds of paradise-peacock and Jet Black StazOn.
I coloured the peacock using several colours of Distress Inks, using a baby wipe for largest area and a Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush (detailer) for small details.
I cut them out. I made some little cuts all over the peacock's tail with an exacto knife 

 I painted the Tando small printer's tray with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints Snowflake and Metallic glaze. I stamped the background using the Kanban acrylic stamps: Birds of paradise-peacock and Jet Black StazOn.
I glued all the structure together and I painted the borders with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints Old Gold and I stamped the flowers from the same stamp plate. 

I added some embellishments: the little birds are made of stamped shrink plastic, I glued the mini bottle and some lace. I glued the two peacocks one top of each other on the printer's tray, the second one letting free the tail.

 For the card: I stamped the peacock using Jet Black StazOn on a piece of acetate. I coloured the bird using several shades of alcohol inks (on the opposite side).
I glued it with Glossy Accent to a piece of cream cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same plate and added a piece of lace coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Scarlet Mist.

Jet Black StazOn
Distress Ink : Barn Door/Broken China/Peeled Paint/DustyConcord/Spiced Marmalade/WornLipstick/Mustard Seed
Alcohol ink: Butterscotch/ Cranberry /Purple Twilight / Pool / Wild Plum/ Sunshine Yellow/ Lettuce
Kanban acrylic stamps: Birds of paradise-peacock
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints Snowflake / Metallic glaze/ Old gold 
Glossy Accent
Cosmic Shimmer Scarlet Mist
Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush: Detailer 


  1. Lovely details on this. A fab piece.

  2. I really must start thinking more creatively about my stamps. All I have ever done with this set is stamp in black. This is a gorgeous piece, I particularly like the detail on the feathers of the peacock - brillliant idea!!

  3. The Tando tray is SO beautiful!! I love the peacocks.

  4. Love both the tray and the card. I've always loved peacocks but don't have a stamp for one at all - may have to change that now after seeing these!

  5. That is so gorgeous! Love that peaock.

  6. Wonderful !!!! I love your peacok and all the details of the Tando tray ! Thanks a lot, hugs

  7. This is so wonderful.

    Hugs Riet.xx


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