Do birds freak you out? Just me? Well, obviously not just me since Hitchcock made a movie all about how freaky birds are, which I’ve never seen because they creep me out. One by one birds are lovely little expressions of freedom, but in a group, menacing. So I wanted to make a little Halloween diorama celebrating that creepiness.
I am really not a great painter, so don’t be intimidated. The secret to the gradated background is by using a Floating Medium. I picked out four different colors ranging from navy through gray and down into a pale ice blue. Starting with my darkest color I dipped my brush in the floating medium and then into the paint and painted a stripe. Repeat that for all four colors and let the floating medium work the colors into one another. It’s kind of a magic effect.
While that dries, make your birds. You can really use any kind of clay that you can harden, but I used an air dry clay. Pinch off a small piece and roll it into a ball. With one hand, pinch to make a head.
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