I chose digital papers in a colorful bird theme from Ephemera's Vintage Garden to cover my blocks. For the feet, I glued wooden spools to the bottom of the blocks then painted them with gesso followed by Tim Holtz dabber paint in copper. I toned that color down with Gilder's Paste in Verdigris and in Patina. I also rubbed on some extra gesso to further distress the feet.
Following the prep work, I had a lot of fun decorating my blocks with 3-D birds, nests and eggs from the floral dept. at JoAnn's. I felt that I needed some greenery so I die cut vines and ferns, and then I coiled some green floral wire by wrapping it around the handle of a large artist's brush and poking the straight end of the wire through the birds nest, then bending it and attaching it to the bottom of the nests on both blocks. To the top of the coils I added eggs on the large block and the letters "FLY" on the smaller set.
Gina's Designs Products Used:
Design Paper by Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Spring Chic Collection
Vine Die by Marianne Creatables
Fern and Leaf Die by Marianne Creatables
Leopard Butterfly by Renea Bouquets