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!


  1. So amazing. You are definitely creative.

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  2. These are just lovely! Love the little birdie and the way you did the wings!
    Looking forward to see the Valentine’s tree! 🙂
    Have a great friday!

  3. 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

  4. You are so creative! I am still loving the owl cards, and really hate to give them away but I will ;o) Looking forward to your Valentine’s tree. We were married on Valentine’s day.

  5. Beautiful! I need to save our grape “branches”! These are lovely!

  6. Very sweet, very subtle, love it. ~s

  7. So Beautiful! Your work has such a lovely serenity to it.

  8. 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!! 🙂

  9. Love how you used the grape stems, both of these are really gorgeous.

  10. Love these Scarlett! So beautiful. I’m hoping to play a little in the studio this weekend.

  11. Art is very healing, Scarlett and I can see your heart in your art! You have a built in ministry to others in the way you share. xoxo

  12. You are AMAZING! Seriously. Amazing. I adore that sweet little bird. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the tree! Have a beautiful weekend.

  13. 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 😀

  14. Both these beauties are lovely, especially the winged heart. Something about the turned up and out wings evokes a feeling of fearlessness.

  15. What a lovely blog.

    I am enamored with the tune playing but can not find any reference as to what the tune is or who it is from? Is it from Creative Commons?

  16. 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 🙂

  17. 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

  18. 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

    • @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! 🙂

  19. 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!

  20. Think I saw on Pinterest flowers made from newspaper–was that yours? How can I find? Thanks–kind of new to this…

    • 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

  21. 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

    • @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

  22. These mini canvases are great! I love the recycled grape stems!!! It’s such a neat thing to add to your projects!!! ~Sophia

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