So After hanging all day at studio play on Saturday and playing around with some different techniques, I had pre- planned a little project to get done for Spring. This is what I came up with and I really like how it turned out. I have to add my paper nest and maybe a little chicken wire, haven't decided. I painted base a pale blue then wrapped a few rubber bands on a brayer and lightly rolled over the canvas i cheap acrylic brown to give it a aged look, then printed letters in different fonts glued them on cardboard (cereal boxes). Added Gel Medium to each letter covered and dried. Then used a fabercastle marker to shade around each letter. Then added texture from stamps. Cost only for canvas was 20.