Saturday, January 27, 2007

out of the nest~


since my daughter has moved out, i have been wanting to make her

something symbolizing her leaving the nest and using the words "wings to fly"

i think that this artwork captures it.....

and for beth who asked how i do this, i take a piece of canvas prepared with gesso, paint with lumiere paint, let dry, paint a few times with beeswax, lay down the artwork, covered a few more times with beeswax, embellish , i will be adding a brass butterfly to her outstretched hand and cover with more beeswax..and voila'

you have a piece of art....

xoxoxox

10 comments:

One Crabapple said...

O SHE IS DARLING !

no kidding I think this has got to be one of your best pieces ! don't you think ?

LOVE IT and thanks for the tips / how to !

you've really got me wanting to try this !

Tricia Scott said...

wow! this is amazing! i LOVE it!

Maija said...

It's so beautiful! I know she will cherish it forever! Thanks for the tips on how to make it as well.

Naturegirl said...

Lovely tibute to your daughter leaving the nest..sigh..A beautiful keepsake for her to treasure! hugs

Kyla said...

Wow first time to your blog and I will have to say I love your "OUt of the Nest" can't wait to see the rest.
Kyla
P.S. One Crabapple sends me

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful! I understand the need to create a piece around leaving the nest...I too have been there (3 years ago) Thanks for the visit and thanks to Sandy for 'introducing' us!

Beth said...

Kim...this is wonderful. I just love the art/beeswax combo...it gives it that perfect "vintage cool" look....and thanks so much for the tips on how you did this !!!
Now I want to go buy beeswax !!!

Heather said...

Oh this is lovely. You did a great job and I bet it smells divine!!

ButtercupElffly said...

Hi whichy, Very special indeed.. This one is truly great -- the presentation reflects a-lot of love. She will love it!!
Sparkles
Bee

Carol Dominioni said...

Your new fur baby is precious!! I have a love for big dogs. The fairy dog picture could be my baby except that mine is a tri-color with a dark face. I really love that fairy dog picture!!!

Casdo
Carol Dominioni