Circle Bird – Copper on Black

Bird Circles 002 - Martha Bechtel - Front Tan

Circle birds were a one-time whimsy that are not properly numbered or signed. I had picked up some laser-cut pressed paper embellishments from Michael’s to play around with– and ended up with these guys!

I painted a bunch of thin layers of watered-down wood glue to stiffen the paper birds, painted everything, and then glued them to the wooden circles. Then lots and lots of sealer.

These were actually really a pain to paint because of all the tiny cutouts, even though I did the birds before I glued them to the circles. Still, it was a fun experiment, but I doubt I’ll try it again.

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, Ceramcoat (2604 Metallic 14K Gold), FolkArt Acrylics (666 Antique Copper), and Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black).

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My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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