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Monday, March 28, 2011
This was an unusual project inspired by a tutorial I found at michele made me. She used clear plastic packaging covered in packing tape to create some adorable greenhouses. I decided to try drawing on the plastic with sharpies before applying the tape. It was difficult at this tiny size of a little over 3/4 inch tall.
My craft swap partner collects skulls, but warned me that she can be pretty picky due to the number she's already acquired. I wanted to make skull items that she would not already have anything similar to. :) So, when I decided to put some little birds in the house/cages, these birds were not going to be ordinary birds. If you look at the one on the left facing backward in the pic above, you'll see what looks like a skull on it's back. The one on the right shows the birds profile. It creates a kind of illusion. They dangle from swings on chains inside made with bent paperclips.
This is the last of the items I made my swap partner. Thanks for lookin'!