Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Birdman Live on Prima Ustream Tv and a GIVEAWAY!

I am over the moon excited to doing my first ever "Live with Prima" event going on today at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/primaflower.
Hope you can join me at 2pm for this free 1 hour workshop
where I will create "Birdman"

Birdman was inspired by the Visage Face piece in The Relics and Artifacts line. It caught my attention right away but for some time it rested on my desk waiting for me to use it. He just looked angry to me and I couldn't figure out how to use him. That is until I realized,he wasn't agree at all...he was actually just focused on something and because the natural storyteller in my comes out when I create...I created this little story to go along with the piece.

Setting limitations on himself,Birdman, confined to a cage of his own making, would sit and stare every day at the beautiful bird as she sings her lovely song. Until one day she turns to look at him "Why are you in that cage?" she asks. "Don’t you know that no cage can keep you from your destiny?" But, I’m afraid and I feel safe in the cage" whispered Birdman. "And so was I when I lived in the cage" said the bird, "until one day another bird told me that we all have seeds inside of us, seeds that grow our true wings and they will grow to be so big that that no cage can hold us. It's going to happen no matter what. It's our destiny. And no bars, no walls, no words can stop us. So now that you know this, what are you going to Birdman?" 

Step by Step Tutorial

Materials needed for the class:
Prima Material List:
Relics and Artifacts Visage # 941642
Relics and artifacts Milagros # 941581
Wooden Tray Set # 941772
Dresden Gold Trim # 942441
Wire Thread Dusty # 572044
Micro Beads #962586
12 x 12 Vintage Emporium #584344
Tiny Alpha Stickers Engraver #563240
Adhesive Rub-ons # 971281
Rub on Foil Sheet # 585600
Ephemera # 583620
Color Bloom Gold Foil #573805
Memory Hardware Artisan Powder #991210
Avon Rose Pixie Glen # 552466
Garden Fable Cling Stamp #579135
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Blue Gold Paint # 963675 

Other materials needed:
Hot Glue Gun
Foam pop up adhesives
Tape runner
Double sided adhesive sheet
Crochet trim 
Paper cutter
Cheese Cloth
Coconut fibers
rhinestone stickers
Wood ruler

This class will go as follows:
I will create the components first,then work on the shadowbox,then assemble and put everything together.
  1. Add Black artisan powder to the both Relics and Artifacts pieces with a dry brush and wipe away. Spray Gold Foil Color Bloom on it and let dry. Then stamp on image from Garden Fable Cling Stamp using stayzon ink and and then paint on some Opal Magic blue Gold Paint and put aside.
  2. Cut and paint ruler with Opal Magic Paint. Add Black ink to the edges.
  3. Assemble the ephemera pieces and put aside.
  4. Spray paint the shadowbox black. Start on the shadowbox background. Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the opening. Glue on additional paper for texture. Ink the edges. Add some rub on with metallic foil and lastly splatter black paint. Glue it into place. Then cover the rest of the shadowbox in card stock strips. Ink all the edges. Add Dresden trim to three of the edges. Glue on the ruler.
  5. Glue in the bird. Add a layer(from bottom to top) of crochet trim,wire thread,corrugated cardboard,and ephemera pack. Add cardboard for height if desired. Glue in the hand,crown,coconut fibers and flowers.
  6. Glue in the face. Create a cage using the wire thread(be careful it's sharp).Glue the cage into place and add micro beads. Add the ephemera pack above the face using foam dots.
  7. Glue on Crochet trim to the ruler and sprinkle with Micro beads. Add the two outer ephemera packs and finish off with rhinestone stickers.
  8. Lastly add “Birdman” on the ruler.

As promised in the Live with Prima class I'm giving away this piece(stand not included) as well as a mini fridge magnet.So if you're interested,be sure to sign up for my newsletter(on the sidebar)where I share tutorials,upcoming workshops and events... and make sure you leave me a comment below. I will pick two winners on Friday the 6th!! 
Thank you again for watching and visiting me today! 

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,


Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Good luck, you will be great! xox

seahag said...

This was my FIRST live class online and boy did I pick a WINNER!!! I am blessed to have watched this with you as an instructor and am so pumped to go create something now! Looking forward to perusing your blog and keeping up with your amazing creativity. It was PERFECT!!!
(((Big HUGS))) ~Seahag

Jen Rey said...

So loved your class Cat! Can't believe it was your first one? Loved your calm and clear voice! Perfect instruction and speed! I love your shadow box and would love to try to make my own! Thank you for the inspiration and for doing a class for Live with Prima! I hope to see more of your classes and art! I'm following your blog now too! Thank you!

britgirl58 said...

Cat - you were a wonderful teacher - you didn't talk too much at all! You explained everything you did very carefully and precisely. Your project pieces are wonderful and I just love the story of the birdman. You have given me many things to think about, but I think the best idea is to first make a story/a background - its like a light has been turned on! Thank you again - I do hope you join us again soon.
Julie Blake

Mildred said...

I absolutely loved your birdman shadow box. Very creative.
the story behind it was so interesting. Hope to see more
of your projects in the future.

Barbara Patrick said...

Oh My! It was such a wonderful class. Sparked my creativity. Thanks.

Tracy W said...

I really enjoyed your demo, you are a great teacher. This is such a fabulous piece, so inspirational. Thank you for sharing. I hope we get to see more of your demos on Prima live. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Deb Moon said...

Hi Cat! I'm not connected to social media every day, but today I came across your Birdman video. Just want to say that you did a great job. So inspired! I like how you were very well prepared and did a few of the steps in advance to save time, but still explained your process in detail. I like how you used the wire to cage the man's face. Your technique to do that was much easier than I had originally thought, so thank you for that. I also like your tip about the coconut fibers. - A great texture I need to add to my stash. Thanks for sharing your talent. I really enjoyed watching you work!

Kathy Bradley said...

I missed the live show, but watched the recording and it was so wonderful. Your piece is so very gorgeous and your class was wonderful and very easy to follow (and the steps on your blog are awesome as well). You are so well-spoken and it was a pleasure watching your show. I am a new fan and will be following along your blog! Thanks for the amazing show!

Dana said...

Your presentation was fabulous Cat Kerr! Wonderful story to go with your fabulous "birdman" project. Thanks for sharing. I sure hope you will do another Prima class in the near future!

Monica D said...

Sistahhh...YOU ROCKED IT!!!! really awesome job...I love this project from the first time I saw it...it was sooo cool to see you put it together. Bravo my friend...BRAVO.

Cindy Bielefeldt said...

I really enjoyed the workshop, so many ideas to incorporate into my own projects. Thank you!

Kim Collister said...

UNCAGE MY HEART!! Loved your story Cat and your presentation was fabulous! Great project and I truly loved how it all came together. Standing ovation girlfriend!

IVY Cheong said...

What a talented lady you are. How you translate an artifact relic into an amazing story. Truly beautiful, love to win this, fingers crossed. Your new fan, Ivy C x

Hovawart said...

This is such a trivial question, but your waxed paper is so clear, and I wonder if the ability to see through it is useful. What brand is it?

Michelle Gray said...

Great job on your Live UStream video tutorial. Spoke at a good pace, clearly and loudly enough. So frustrating when demonstrators/instructors don't speak loudly enough, even when my volume is at 100%, but I didn't have that problem with you. Yay! Looking forward to more of your UStream videos. Thanks for including the details in this blog post. Pinned, of course!