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Love Bird


Hi all, Jill here with a fun home décor project.  To begin I started with a wooden bird purchased at my local craft store.


Next, I stamped directly onto the bird using a black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.  I used one image and stamped it repeatedly to cover the entire bird.


I then colored in the floral images using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.


To add extra texture, I stamped a script stamp using the Cold Grey II Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. Before stamping I removed some of the ink with a baby wipe. I stamped randomly, so as to cover only sections of the background, not the entire thing.



I help create a cohesive look, I painted Gesso onto the bird randomly as well as coloring with a Coconut Gelato® to mute the bright background in some areas.  I colored with the Gelato® directly onto the background and then blended it with my fingertip.

Finally, I added definition and distressing to the edges using a Pastel Pencil, coloring onto a scrap piece of cardstock, rubbing my finger onto the paper to remove some of the color, and then rubbing my finger along the edges of the bird.

I added a wooden word (colored with a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen) as well as die cuts and butterfly punches/dies using dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for popping by! Happy Stamping!

Gelato® (Coconut), Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black 199, Cold Grey III 232, May Green 170, Light Cobalt Turqouise, Scarlet Red 219,  Scarlet Red 118, Orange Glaze 113, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Permanent Green Olive 167, Cobalt Green 156), Pastel Pencil (1122-176)
Penny Black Stamps: 40-238 Floral Applique, 30-163 Love Chapter
Other: Wooden Bird and Wooden Word “LOVE” (Michaels), Spellbinders Dies (Foliage, Butterflies Three), Martha Stewart Punch, Gems



Jill Foster Always looking for fresh inspiration, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art.  As her “Inspired By” blog followers know, Jill has a beautiful style and an unparalleled love of paper crafting.  She also designs for Penny Black stamps and loves to share her passion for paper, color and stamping through video and photo tutorials.   

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this is beautiful!

I am loving bird images lately and this is outstanding!! I feel a trip to the craft store coming on .... So much inspiration!!

Love this. You are so talented and clever!

Jill, I love this bird and thank you for sharing the steps. I love your blog and your videos and am always grateful that you are so willing to share your considerable talent!

Thanks for the great videos not to mention the chance to win.

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