The Love Birds – in embossing powders?!

Here’s another Wow! Embossing Powders design team project ­čÖé

 These quirky love birds are based on papier mache birds from Creativ Company. The colouring is based on the Wow! Embossing Powder January Challenge palette. I started by covering the birds in a layer of white gesso, drying them, and then adding a layer of Adirondack Shell Pink acrylic dabber paint (Ranger). Using a combination of Versamark ink pad and pen, I added Wow! Embossing Powders:
Body: Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Wings: Candy Floss Embossing Glitter
Head and neck: Princess Pink Embossing Glitter
Beak: Amber Rose Embossing Glitter
Heart: Apple Red/Red Glitz Embossing Glitter/Clear Gloss
Eye: Bright White

I traced round the shapes with a fine black marker pen for a bit of definition. The heart is made from foam board and stands up with the aid of a smidge of Bluetac. I’d recommend giving the foam board a coating of red acrylic – I discovered that the molten embossing powder slips a bit on the bare board.