Friday 5 December 2014

Turkey Canvas {with Squiggly Ink Stamps by Penny Nuttall}

A Christmas Turkey! Hello everyone, Penny here,  how nice to be back on the PA blog!
When Leandra gave me the call (thank you) I found myself forced to think about Christmas - I normally leave things until about two weeks before the day.

What would Christmas be without a frozen turkey? So here it is....

You might recognise the elements from the classic Squiggly Ink stamps Ding and Dong

SI. Ding.Dong 7
SI. Ding.Dong 9
The first step is to prepare a sheet of Smoothy card by sponging areas of colour using Fresco Finish Acrylics Plum, Eggplant, Cherry Red and Marlin.

A shimmer of metallic glaze is brushed on top

The turkey pieces are stamped onto this background, selecting the best colour areas, and then cut out.

To add dimension, a small spool is also painted with plum Fresco.
Now assemble as follows: Here are the front sections in place. 

Here are the back feathers attached to a 2nd clock. 

The painted spool is attached to the clock on the back section. 

Now the front section can be glued on top of the spool, making the turkey 3d. 

It"s difficult to see the 3-D on a photograph but it is there!
Now to prepare the background canvas. It is first brushed with Hint of Mint Fresco, and sponged over a tree shaped mask with Evergreen and more Mint in a build up of layers,

Add a gentle glittery frost with Crystal Stickles.
All ready for the turkey

Festive Greetings to All (a bit early), and thanks for joining in.


A huge thanks to Penny from all at PaperArtsy, how wonderful to see you here again with your oh so inventive creations. Your Ding Dong turkey is such fun, stamping and paperpiecing is always so effective. We love that he is running free out among those shimmery trees. 

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.


Craftyfield said...

Your bird is very cool Penny, such a shame to invite him to your table for Christmas! Great d├ęcor piece.

jojo79 said...

lol, I love it! Very funky.

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Etsuko said...

What a fantastic idea from the image! I love the turkey collage and his dizzying eye xxx

Anonymous said...

So cleverly creative and wonderful use of all those elements to create this fabulous turkey. Great fun!
I sure hope this turkey will make a bid for freedom! (Don't worry, I am not about to step onto my vegetarian soap box LOL)

Helen said...

What a fabulous turkey!! Love this, Penny!

Kirsten said...

That is one cute turkey, I love him! Great idea & the background is terrific.

Unknown said...

Love the turkey! Great to see you back showing us your talent