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Arienette
« on: May 12, 2008 11:56:03 AM »

Hi everyone!

This is a small "I'm moving" gift for a good neighbor-friend of mine.  He has a bird, too, so I thought he would appreciate this. 

I bought two plaster bird figures from Micheal's and painted them (with a modification to the parakeet's cere.)  I had been collecting my birds' feathers, so I made small holes in the plaster after I painted and glued some into place (I thought Kayla's crest feathers came out well!).  I sealed everything with matte Mod-Podge after mounting it to a wood platform I had lying around.  Here are the results:

Front:


Tails:


Kayla preening herself:


Kayla again:


Kyle is a little camera shy... Smiley

I hope he likes it! 


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rented_angel
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 12:05:15 PM »

What a great idea...and your birds are just perfect...looks just like Kayla.  I love it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 12:10:48 PM »

oH, my gosh! Those are adorable! *squeal ^ ^
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miss_jms
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 12:28:15 PM »

Oooh, that is so sweet!  Does the bird think that those are real or just a toy?  Excuse my ignorance of birds  Embarrassed  You did a great job of painting it to look like the real bird.  So cute!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 12:39:41 PM »

Super CUTE!
You made me smile  Cheesy
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Arienette
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 01:05:13 PM »

Thanks everyone!

I don't think she thinks they are real birds.  She likes to test out everything with her beak, though, and I think preening is mostly an instinctual/comforting thing for them. 
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Dew
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 01:19:47 PM »

Hehe they are adorable. I am sure he would like it.

Your birdie reminds me of my b/f's birdie. Cheesy
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DaisyAlly
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008 06:23:01 PM »

Oh my god what a rediculously adorable idea!  Cheesy I LOVE the addition of the real feathers, too freakin cute.
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lotrbookworm53
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008 01:02:07 PM »

Aw, that is adorable! You did a great job on the painting, it matches the real bird perfectly.
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enrjones
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009 02:33:19 PM »

yes, great painting, Also good shot of the bird posing next to it.
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AliBeachGrl
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009 10:46:41 AM »

These are soooo cool!  I especially love that they passed bird inspection!   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009 10:50:32 AM »

awww, those are adorable
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