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Paper & wood

Paper and wood long tailed hummingbird sculpture

500.00

MADE TO ORDER. Custom orders available.

This little life-size Hummingbird sculpture is completely hand made from scratch down to every detail. I don't have any in stock so there is a slight waiting time on each piece. Each bird takes me between 50-60 hours to complete.

The body is hand carved from layered bass wood, eye sockets are hollowed out and then acrylic plastic balls are stuck in for eyes. After that I create clay eyelids with air-dry clay.

Next I will create tiny wire arms for the wing feathers to attach to, these are drilled and stuck into the body ready for feathers to be attached.

The next step is when I cut every feather on the tail, wings and body out of paper, (pictured on my fingertip) I then start with the tail feathers attaching them and gluing them all to the body. The long tail feathers have a length of craft wire glued to them for structure and shape. Once fully feathered the little hummingbird is ready for painting. If you would like it as plain paper, (pictured) Please just ask.

I Paint the hummingbird in acrylic paints, some are iridescent to give the feathers a beautiful bright shine. If you have a particular colour scheme or species in mind then please ask, I will paint it to your specifications. I spray the whole bird with a matte varnish to protect the colour and paper from tarnishing.

The hummingbird comes with a little brass hoop hidden between the wings ready for hanging. If you have another idea for displaying your little hummingbird please just email me to discuss.

Everything about this little bird is customizable so please just ask if you have any special requests.

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Additional Info

This little life-size Hummingbird is made from paper and plastic resin.

After casting the body out of plastic resin from a mold I created, the tiny feet are made out of metal wire. i individually cut out and stick all the tiny feathers onto the body from the tail up. Once the body is fully feathered I set about hand painting the sculpture with acrylic paints, some of them iridescent for an extra colourful lifelike shine. Once happy with the colour I spray the whole bird with a couple of layers of mat varnish to protect it from dust and discoloration.

The little hummingbird pictured has a tiny brass hoop on it's back between it's wings so you can hang it anywhere you like. But if you would prefer it to be mounted or displayed in some other way please just ask.

As this little hummingbird is made to order it is fully customisable. if you have a particular colour scheme or even a specific species of hummingbird please just ask and I can make it for you.

approx measurements for the hummingbird are:
wingspan: 11-12cm
Body length excluding tail feathers: 8-9cm
Body length with tail feathers pictured: 25cm

I ship all over the world, I pack each piece extremely well in a good solid box with plenty of padding inside.