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weaving, mixed media, Spring
This is a nice mixed media project combining weaving, painting and poetry.

Posted by thatartistwoman from Calgary, Alberta, Canada • Published See thatartistwoman's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 1
    Step 1

    We first need to weave our nest. You can use scrim which is the netting you use for rug hooking. I have also used the anti slip mats they sell that you put under carpets. I like to paint mine brown with some acrylic paint first.
    Using brightly coloured yarn or fabric strips weave through the holes.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 2
    Step 2

    Select a background. I have used cardboard, wood and canvas. Paint it a nice sky blue using acrylic paint.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add some clouds with white paint and a sponge.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 4
    Step 4

    While it is drying cut out a branch out of brown paper.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue to the bottom of your background.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using a hot glue gun fold and glue the sides of your nest. Apply glue to the sides and bottom and flip and stick onto the branch.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a bird shape out of paper. I like to use paper photocopied from a bird book.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 8
    Step 8

    I include the name of the bird I am making for further interest.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 9
    Step 9

    Paint with watercolour, add an eye if you wish and some fine details.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut a coloured foam egg in half.

  • How to make a mixed media. Spring Weaving - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue bird and egg into nest. Compose some poetry about Spring, just a line or two. You can print this off from your computer or stamp it. Add the words to your project.

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