Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sun Conure Bookmark

 
You might remember Peanut, my sun conure, from previous posts and he did make a teeny appearance in my 51 things video (Thanks to everyone who watched it and made such nice comments!) Well, he is a special bird, so I made a little watercolor drawing of him so I could use him for a bookmark!
 The main body of the bookmark is just a piece of colorful printed cardstock joined with a bit of strong glue.
I think Peanut is much cuter in real life, though. Happy Thursday!

ALSO! I need your suggestions and/or requests. Do any of you have ideas on techniques or skillz you'd like me to explain and demonstrate in a how-to video? Pretty please let me know! Thanks, friends!

7 comments:

Megan said...

Love the bookmarks! He's a cute little bird.

I'd really like to know how you get such bright vibrant colors, especially in backgrounds. I've messed with watercolors, but can't get the same results I see all over the web. Another blog posted recently about using acrylic and baby wipes to paint and blend, but I'd really like to know how you do it.

Megan
craftydolphin.blogspot.com

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

I think it has a lot to do with how much pigment you stir up when you're loading your brush with paint. If I'm using my pans or a dried up piece of tube watercolor, I like to put a little water on the paint a minute or so beforehand to soften up the paint and make it easier to mix in a lot of pigment. It could also be the quality of watercolors you're using.

LimeRiot said...

I noticed Peanut's appearance in your video :). I actually did a bit of a double take because I couldn't tell if he was a real creature or a craft supply!!

This bookmark is adorable! Almost as cute as the real thing.

waggonswest said...

Beautiful... and coming from one who is terrified of birds that is saying a lot!

Charlie Brown said...

I agree with Megan! I'd love to see more details around your watercolor techniques.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love him!!

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Ohhh just love this book mark!!! Id liek to see a tutorial on making this bookmark, from drawing to painting :)