Jennifer Mercede Inspired Bird House

In this Mixed Media Studio, we looked at a current artist named Jennifer Mercede.  An American artist in Portland, OR. Jennifer  is well known throughout Portland and is owned internationally.  Her paintings consist of free flowing text, bright color, and crazy doodling. The text usually involves letting go, taking big risks and trusting that there is no such thing as a mistake. Here art is meant to enjoy and motivate.Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.52.58 AM

 

We played around with similar style to decorate bird houses with Jennifer's graffiti style.   We use bright oil pastels, ink, watercolor and repetitive shapes in our doodles.

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We also thought of  encouraging text to add into our designs such as; happiness, love, create etc.

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We needle felted small birds out of roving wool to be placed into our Mercede inspired homes.

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And once our work was dry we glazed the surface with a thin coat of varnish to add shine and protect the oil pastels from smearing.

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See you at the Next Studio!