PaperArtsy Challenge–Inspired by Lucy Edmondson

Published May 11, 2014 by isisimaginings

Hello, here’s the first of two blog posts from me today. Over on the PaperArtsy blog, it was anther week of fantastic creativity that left us spoiled for choice. New guest designer, Liesbeth Fidder wowed everyone with her altered tin & Sarah Naumann showed us a journal that had a gorgeous & very clever cover. I could attempt neither of these because a) I have no access to fire, (probably a good thing) & b) my printer is almost empty of ink. Thankfully, Lucy was on hand with THE most beautiful wooden house & I knew I had to try her techniques, so here’s my little bird house…….



Here it is after I had given it a few coats of gesso & Snowflake Fresco paint.


You’ll have to read Lucy’s PA post to find out what she did, but I was thrilled with how well the stencilling worked out. I used Pansy & Very Berry Frescos & Orange Blossom Archival ink for the stamping.


I coloured the JoFY mini birds with watercolour pencils & Frescos. I tried various things on the roof, but nothing seemed right, so I left it white.


Thanks for looking, I’ll be back in a little while with my second PA project.



17 comments on “PaperArtsy Challenge–Inspired by Lucy Edmondson

  • That is so cute Kirsten. Love the little birds (another stamp I haven’t used yet!) .The combination of imAges works beautifully and it’s a lovely work of art. Xx

  • Wow love this transformation using Lucy’s inspiration. Now I’m inspired to transform a plain wooden one I have. Love what you have done to this one xx

  • Well this is rather fun – that gold/white hanging loop & ribbon echoes the stencilling beautifully & (since I just love white on white) your white roof with the pearls & lace just made me absolutely grin with delight. Your textured white card used for the birds echoes the texture of your birdhouse substrates terrifically too.
    Paula (PEP)

  • This is absolutely gorgeous, Kirsten, I love the berry and orange. Great choice to do a bird house and I think with a wide roof leaving it white looks perfect.. I love this! Thank you so much for playing along,

    Lucy x

  • Doesn’t this work brilliantly? I love your pretty little bird house. You have adapted Lucy’s technique to perfection. I have a similar house waiting to be decorated. I now plan to use this technique. I hope it will look as charming as yours. Julie Ann xxx

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