I like to save small cardboard boxes. To me, these tiny containers hold so much potential. The boxes (above) held individual pastels which I had ordered from Dick Blick.
I decided to make a tiny shrine with the box on the right. After I made a roof, I covered the box with masking tape, paint and vintage papers. I may add an image of a Madonna or a Paper Whimsy girl in the window. I'll post the completed shrine tomorrow.
While shopping, I spotted this pink, polka dot tissue paper. I love polka dots. To me, the whimsical pattern represents: Happiness, Fun and Cute.
In fact, I collect all kinds of patterned tissue paper which I use in my mixed-media art projects. If you haven't tried working with tissue paper, start searching for different patterns in Walmart, Target, Stationery and Gift stores.
Initially, I had no specific plans for the polka dot tissue paper but I knew that I would certainly use it one day. When I began creating this paper mache and paper clay bird, I immediately knew she needed to be dressed in polka dots.
And that's the story of the Pink Polka Dotted Bird!