Our constant backyard companion, with his cheerful call, has been letting me know it’s almost time to put the winter feeders out.


This is a 4″ x 6″ journal page on watercolor paper.  I used Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade to color the background, spritzed it with water and dabbed off the excess water with a paper towel. I stamped the Bird on Branch with black Archival Ink. I applied Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to the Vine stamp and stamped in several areas. I stamped the Bird on Branch a second time onto another piece of watercolor paper, fussy cut the bird portion, and glued it to the page.  I used Prismacolor watercolor pencils to color the branch and bird and highlighted with black and white pens. I added a shadow line around the bird with a Stabilo All pencil and waterbrush. Finally, I edged the page with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

For a complete list of Magenta products used, please go to the Magenta blog and search My Little Chickadee or DT Jane Jones.