The background started as a graduated blue watercolor wash. I added a tiny word background which I randomly colored with Distress Ink. I noticed that I had stamped a portion upside down so first I did some water sprinkling to distort the letters. I then decided to add some stenciling using a swirly background and some white acrylic paint. I heat dried that and then rubbed some green Distress Ink on top of the lower pattern so my Crazy Bird would have a place to stand. I wiped away some of the ink to allow the swirls to stand out. Finally I spattered the background with black acrylic paint.
I still love these crazy birds but I'm looking forward to the new crazy dogs which will be coming soon :)
Card Size: A2 5.50" x 4.25"
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz- Bird Crazy, MFT- Whimsical Greeting, MFT-Own Your Own Story(word background)
Specialty Paper: Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper
Ink/Color: Distress Ink, Archival Jet Black, PaperArtsy Chalk Finish Acrylic Paint, Sharpie Extra Fine Paint Pen-White
Dies: MFT- Stitched Sun, Taylored Expressions- Swirly Clouds, Lawn Fawn- Rectangle Stackables