Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Mixed Media Cardinal and His Friends

The backs are on and I am pleased with the way they turned out. The backs still need to be sanded.... and pinbacks added... I will do that later. I used Pardo Art Clay mixed with Kato Pearl for all the critters.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

My Cardinal is "looking good" don't ya think?  I gave him a patterned background in shades of red and silver.

I made a marbled stripe pattern covered with crackled metal leaf for this happy bird.

This is my "skylark", I forgot to take her photo before I added the backing. I wanted the background to look like the sky, I think it does don't you?

This little bunny has been hanging around for months patiently waiting for me to come up with a background..... she hated the others I tried but is happy with her new "pretty in pink" look.

It took me awhile to match the color of the beads along kitty's back and in her bangs... kinda a muted purple blue. I used a new texture sheet for the pattern and highlight with PearlEx. I love her pink eyes.

I used another of my new texture sheets for "Freckles" and a touch of gold PearlEx.

And there you have it.


  1. Oh I love them all!! The dog is still my first favorite!! Oh, but I don't know... They are all fantastic! :)

  2. Thank you Trina, they are fun to make.

  3. Absolutely unique, wonderful, and SO appealing!

  4. That cat just got better and better. Is he going in your Etsy store any time soon?

  5. They look like they would be a lot of fun to make. They are absolutely gorgeous!

  6. These are so fantastic!! The bunny ears are adorable! :)))

  7. These are all so awesome! I think I love the cat best though =)

  8. Thank you Anita, I'm glad you like them

    Thanks Bonnie. I hope to list all the critters in our Etsy shop sometime in July....

    Thank you Sandy, I love combining wire and PC

    Thanks Mary, my bunny thanks you too!!

    Thank you Lynn, the kitty is pretty cool!

  9. Absolutely awesome! I can't say which one I like best....I love the cardinal, though. :) Great work. Those bunny ears look labor-intensive for sure.

  10. Those are just too great, B-Day girl! I love the dog and his "mane" :D What are you doing with them? They'd make super Christmas tree ornaments, methinks.
    xoxoxo, moe

  11. Thank you Jackie. the cardinal IS pretty cool.

    Thank you Moe... I is old today for sure. I'm going to put pinbacks on most of them. I sent a bunch to theYaYa's and they loved them. They look good on hats and purses too.