Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Altered Art Birdcage

Using another acrylic canvas i came up with this idea.  To be honest, I love the Tim Holtz bird and birdcage die but was not so thrilled with the rest of my design.  Well it's okay, but I like to love things I make and I just didn't love it, I need to make more and hope I get better ideas.  Actually I have made another one I'll show soon, it's a mini one and it's cute.

I cut the bird and cage using Tim Holtz grungeboard.  I painted the cage with pewter distress crackle paint.  I inked the bird with blue china distress inks and edged it with mahogany.  Then I covered it in rock candy crackle and added a bead for it's eye.  Here is a closer look

The 'Listen to your heart' sentiment was a clear Tim Holtz stamp (yes it's meant to look that distressed :)) and I bought the bronze mini birdcage and bird from Craftasmic.  The flower brad attaching the birdcage was from Stampin up.  I used Tim Holtz tissue tape to edge around the acrylic bloc and the heart and swirls were more grungeboard shapes.

Tomorow I will be back with some birdcage cards I made awhile ago .... keep meaning to add them but life just keeps getting in the way of me updating my blog :).

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