Hey there everyone! We in the Midwest are soooooooooooooo ready for Spring.
With that in mind, I got out the paints, inks, stamps and embellies to create a colorful 3D Articulated Bird Cage Doll ATC Shrine from
AND Kristin, generous person that she is, decided to make it a
There will be THREE winners of all 3 products...a Birdcage Kit, The Birds and The Wheels!!!!!
I love how the little birds turned out. So Springy! The Large Bird Cage Charm in the background is filled with tiny flowers. (This thing is just too stinckin' cute!)
As always, these kits come cut from Masonite so you can paint and decorate before or after you put them together.
Here, I used PaperArtsy Fresco Paints, and Blue and Red Archival Inks with stamps, to decorate the outside. White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen is used for the dots. (my go-to pen of choice).
The VERY cool squiggly stamp used on the top and bottom is the Eclectica Darcy Mini 06.
I traced scrapbook paper, cut out and glued to the doll form. Then I used a new stamp from Lynne Perrella's 029 set to stamp. (this stamp is so cool and full of detail!!!)
I toned down the paper with Distress Inks to make it the color I really wanted.
The Bronze Heart on the bodice is the cutout of the lower section of the arch cut.(Just be very careful when removing, it's delicate.)
The Crown is a brad I've had forever. The Arms are painted with Blood Orange and Claret paints with White Pen embellishing.
I used Platinum Stickles on the wings to brighten them up, and her Star behind the Fairy Art Doll Head Cut Out is one from the Star Mix Cut-Outs.
The Mini Fairy Bloom Flowers and Butterfly (Garden Insect Cut-Out) are painted with the same colors as the Bird Cut-Outs.....Sky, Inky Pool and Haystack Fresco Paints.
I used Jet Black Archival Ink and my new favorite Lynne Perrella 028 set over the flowers and butterfly.
The inside is basically the light color Stone and Bronze Delta Acrylic paint on the other pieces. I was going to use the hearts added back in, but changed my mind.
How cut is the little Heart Bird Trinket Keepsake painted up and with just a piece of collage paper inside from DP77 Collage Sheet???
These brilliant Classic Rolling Wheels are so easy to put on anything you want to roll. I painted them Bronze and glued in place. Easy Peasy!
The little gold spring clip worked perfectly for a handle on the door. The inside has Ivory tulle and lots of paper flowers for the little bird.
The Gothic Arch Scroll Cut Outs were painted with Blood Orange and Claret paint and added to the sides, front and back.
My Sulking Little Bird sits on the ledge in the Sun Porch....he's waiting impatiently for Spring to arrive, too!
Take Care....click on all the links to find the products I used from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery.
Leave a COMMENT here by Monday March 31st 12:01 AM for a chance to win one of 3 prizes from Kristin!
Closed for Drawing Mar. 31, 2014 12:01AM