I'm not a true artist, but more of a tinkerer.
A week and a half ago my sister, Julie and friend, Dolly were up for an over night visit.
Whenever they come we like to 'create'.
I had a bunch of old used stamps that we found in an old Dr's bag that my sister, Dolores had sent up to sale at one of our vintage yard sales. We decided to save them even though at the time we weren't sure what we would do with them.
Why not create a little stamp art?
We took a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought a canvas.
We dumped a few shades of blue and a coral color out onto a paper plate.
Using a large brush and a slip slap motion we started applying the watered down paint to the canvas.
It was Dolly's idea to add a touch of coral in one of the corners like sun shining through. Love it!
Dolly had cut a couple of bird shapes and a branch out on her cricket and brought with her.
As you can see, we had plenty of stamps to choose from. At first we were going to trace the bird shape onto the canvas and carefully cut the stamps to fit. I suggested that we trace it onto a piece of poster paper and then recut the shape out. It would be easier and it would give the art work a bit of dimension. Every now and then I have a good idea. he-he!
Notice how we used the brown stamps on the beak and feet?
Right about now I had to chuckle. Julie and Dolly had placed their stamps all different directions. The 'neat and tidy' me had to place hers with all of the heads facing up.
Theirs turned out darling and I'm sad that I didn't snap a photo before they took it home.
We stenciled the branch on the canvas and then glued the bird down. We had to hold it for some time to lay nicely.
We also decided to cut a few leaves out of the green colored stamps and add them to the branch.
Pretty Sweet Tweet!
Have you had fun creating art lately?
This post was featured at Vintage Inspiration Party. Thanks so much gals!
Also thanks to Stephanie for featuring it at her Roses of Inspiration Party
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