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Bird's Nest Nature Art with Mixed Media

Posted on April 08 2020

Birds Nest Art with Eggs

A nature mixed media art DIY!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial for a bird nest using Creative Studio Translucent Gelatos & Goldfaber Color Pencils. A nest full of eggs speaks to me of hope. I have made a complete materials list for you.

Materials:

Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil Design Set - Tin of 12 - #119064

Gelatos® Translucents - 15 Piece Set - #770176

Goldfaber Color Pencils - Tin of 48 - #214748

Kneadable Art Eraser - Assorted Colors - #127321

Clic & Go Water cup - Lime green - #181570

9 x 12 inches watercolor paper

Trimmer, matted picture frame - optional

Graphite sketch of a birds nest

Start with a light sketch of the nest with eggs using the Castell 9000 pencil 2B on watercolor paper.

Birds nest with Gelatos

Start coloring the nest and eggs with the Translucent Gelatos colors.

Birds nest with water brush and water cup

Blend the colors with paint brush dipped in water.

Birds nest sketch with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Once the colors are dry, start adding details, texture and more colors using various shades of Goldfaber Color Pencils.

Complete birds nest sketch with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Create an egg-shaped background using the Goldfaber Color pencils to finish.

If you wish to frame your bird nest, trim the paper to 8 x 10 inches and place it in a matted picture frame as a reminder of hope.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating it. Stay well and stay creative.

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