I chose digital papers in a colorful bird theme from Ephemera's Vintage Garden to cover my blocks. I love the vivid images of birds and nests! For the feet, I glued wooden spools to the bottom of the blocks then painted them with gesso followed by Tim Holtz dabber paint in copper. I toned that color down with Gilder's Paste in Verdigris and in Patina. I also rubbed on some extra gesso to further distress the feet.
Following the prep work, I had a lot of fun decorating my blocks with 3-D birds, nests and eggs from the floral dept. at JoAnn's to complement the images on the design papers. I felt that I needed some greenery so I die cut vines and ferns, and then I coiled some green wire by wrapping it around the handle of a large artist's brush and attaching it to the bottom of my bird nests on both blocks. To the top of the coils I added eggs on the large block and the letters "FLY" on the smaller set.
Gina's Designs Products Used:
Design Paper by Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Spring Chic Collection
Vine Die by Marianne Creatables
Fern and Leaf Die by Marianne Creatables
Leopard Butterfly by Renea Bouquets