Pretty bird… Pretty bird… Can you say pretty bird?


I hope everyone else is thinking of Dumb and Dumber now, because that pretty much sums up my night of painting this little treat. I’m very pleased with the end result, but the journey there was a little trying. I inked this sucker twice, with 2 different inks and ruined it twice at the lacquering stage.  Eventually I gave in and did the outlines in acrylic.

My grandma used to say that if you could get past the part of a painting where you hate it, you know you have created something good. I think that holds true for glasses cases too!

This eyeglass case has another interesting quirk to it though, as I had to spackle out the brand name on top! I quite enjoyed that part.

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About myretrohero

RetroHero was created by friends Grace Anderson and Stephanie Barinka. Together we handpaint and upcycle vintage items and give them new life! Each piece of history we save becomes a one of a kind piece of functional art. Our custom accessories are currently being sold at Cordially Invited in the Mid-Wilshire district of LA.
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