More Mini Canvases with Fiber Paste and Paper Clay

Just like my last mini canvases I covered these with fiber paste.  This time I also sprinkled them with sparkly fine glitter while they were still wet and set painted dried grape stems on top.

My kids are so funny! Every time they finish up a bunch of grapes they smile big and ask, “You want these stems, Mom?”

Of course I do!

I also swirled a spot of blue paint, and I mean a tiny spot, into the wet paste to give it the softest hint of blue.

Then I sculpted a little blue bird from paper clay and painted it the same soft blue when it was dry.   Then I glued it on so that it looks as if it’s perched on a snowy branch…

I added on words cut from book text and brushed some of the paste over the edges.

Here’s a winged heart about to take off in flight (or that’s the look I was going for anyway).



Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Creating things is a much needed outlet for me right now, but it’s even more enjoyable when people come to visit!

Up next…my daughter finally talked me into creating a Valentine’s tree.  More to come!

25 thoughts on “More Mini Canvases with Fiber Paste and Paper Clay

  1. Hi Scarlett .. I shall definitely look at grape stems differently now!

    They are so beautiful .. and the music you’ve chosen .. goes so well and comes on so easily with each post – thank you .. enjoy the weekend … cheers Hilary

  2. These are so pretty and I love the fiber clay…These would make cute little gift tops too…Very creative…:) I need to start saving the grape branches!! :)

  3. Just stunning! I love the heart with wings, but something about the blue bird just sings to my soul~ I look forward to your Valentine tree 😀

  4. Beautiful, quiet and peaceful which is what I always feel when I visit. You amaze with your use of bits. I am going to resist saving grape stems, I do not need another item to save LOL But I well may plan a use for them when they are in the house :)

  5. I just can not believe your talent…pure joy my friend…your little birds are adorable..and hearts…and GRAPE stems…only you could be so creative. xoxoxox

  6. GORGEOUS my friend….WOW, I am in awe of the sweet bluebird canvas! I love, love, love it. My favorites are bluebirds, and do you know that I’ve seen dozens already this Spring. Don’t ya just love Texas? We have the best birds. So colorful. I see yellows, greens….lots of blues…I just love birds anyway. I will be 70 years old, with a pair of binoculars, on the park bench, watching all the birds. haha!

    Hope you are well, I just get so inspired by you Scarlett that I want to immediately go to my craft room and create something, anything!!
    I can’t wait to see your Valentine Tree!! xoxo

    1. @Sherri –I’m so glad you like the bird canvas because I want to send it to you as a little housewarming gift for your new nest! Please email me your addy ok? So glad to have found a fellow bird lover! I appreciate your sweet comments, I’ll be over to visit soon! :)

  7. O.k. the use of grape stems is genius and they just add so much to your artwork, genius! These pieces are wonderful, you make me want to bust out some canvases and make something pretty. I think of art is a needed outlet as well, it always helps me when I need it. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me!

    1. Hi Shellee,
      In my post “Newspaper Challenge for Somerset Life” you can see my newspaper flowers. If you search the title it should come up, or you can go to my category box on the right side of my blog, scroll down to Mixed-Media, and find it there as well. Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you have any problems ok? Scarlett

  8. What a delight to happen(giggle) upon your website…how fun and what a blessing of creativity you have…Thank you for sharing…question…where do you get those darling lil’ easels your lil’ canvas rest upon…Look forward to future treats…Blessings Stormy Redman

    1. @Stormy –Hey there, thanks so much, glad you stopped by! I got my little easels at Michael’s craft store. They came in packs of two canvases, with the easels included in the pack.
      Thanks again for stopping by, hope you can visit again soon and have a wonderful week, Scarlett

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