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female American goldfinch - bird art brooch by Sarah Knight

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Put some bird art on that lapel!
This brooch is a wearable print. The image is a print of my illustration of a female American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) against a blue sky. The image was created from a combination of a scan of my original colored pencil drawing of the bird that was combined with one of my digital photos. It was printed with Epson inks onto cardstock that was glued to the balsa wood tile backing. The edges and back have been painted with black acrylic paint. The front and sides of the brooch have been varnished with a satin finish. A 1-inch pin-back has been glued to the back of the brooch.

Colorful and whimsical – it would make a great gift for Mom or the bird lover in your life!

size: 1.5 (height) X 1.4375 (width) X 0.0625 (thickness) inches
media: paper, balsa wood, pin back, glue, varnish
signed: yes, “SLK” in the lower right-hand corner

The brooch may be slightly warped, as it consists of a thin tile of balsa wood. The brooch has a sheen due to the satin varnish. While the paper portion of the brooch is coated with varnish – it should not be submerged in water.

The image on this brooch is © Sarah Knight, all rights reserved.

female American goldfinch - bird art brooch by Sarah Knight