“Always Be Kind” Altered Birdcage

Hi, everyone!  Happy Sunday!

This month this mixed media kit includes one of my favorite projects: a Prima Marketing Birdcage!  I love these!

And, here’s what I came up with:

I started out by painting the birdcage which comes as a rust color, which I did leave showing on some parts.  I used some light blue paint, then some brighter blue gloss paint spray.  Before completely dry, I blotted the paint for a distressed look.  Once dry I repeated the process with the Lindy’s spray from the kit which is sepia with pink mica.

I distressed and inked some of the ATC cards from the kit to spell “Always” fanned along the top part of the cage.  The kit comes with two packs of Prima flowers from the Pretty Mosaic line, so I thought I would add some other elements from that line from my stash such as some additional flowers, and some pieces of ephemera.

In this close up you can see the bird which I dry brushed with some light blie acrylic paint.  The resin lady with the mask is Scrapberry’s from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The rosary chain along the bottom is from my stash.To finish things off, I adhered the flowers to the cage using the TCW gloss gel medium because it works extremely well as a glue for bulky projects like this, and it lasts much longer than hot glue.  Once dry, I added more of the gloss gel medium to the flowers, one at a time, then sprinkled them with the glass beads and white glitter, both from the kit, for a sugared look.

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