I stamped the bird stamp onto a copper sheet with black archival ink (you can use any cloud metal) then I heat set it with my heat gun. I then picked up the copper with tongs and held it over the naked flame on my gas cooker, you will see a green flame it only takes a few seconds for the colour to change. BE VERY CAREFUL DON'T TOUCH UNTIL IT HAS COOLED DOWN.
Using a stamp matt, follow the stamped image with a pointed teflon tool. Once completed flip it over and puff it out using a paper stump. fill it in with polyfiller or glossy accents, once dry stick black card onto back, so that it has a flat surface to stick onto the main piece. Carefully cut it out.
Take a piece of black card, and using a bronze acrylic paint, dab it through the mini tile stencil. Cut this into rectangles, and glue one of the copper birdz onto it, repeat so all of the birdz are done.
Using grey board, I stencilled grunge paste through the leaf and swirl border stencil and dried. I then applied haystack and honey dew fresco finish acrylic, Using cut and dry foam (or your fingers if you wish!). I followed theses colours with smoked paprika, pumpkin soup, and a small amount of south pacific. Once dried i applied blood orange to the artistic stamper random dot stamp, and stamped it randomly, followed by south pacific and pumpkin soup. I distressed the sides and sponged spiced marmalade around the edges.
I didn't like the colours so i went over with a thin coat of fired brick distress paint.
White fire treasure gold was applied around the grunge leaf pattern. Then everything was mounted to black card.
I hope you have all enjoyed my first piece, I look forward to reading any comments (be kind!!)