Feb 22, 2012

Bonnie Bird Cages

Hi everyone!  Natasha here with a set of bird cages I'd like to share with you.  I made this project for CHA using Donna Salazar's Chipboard & Denim Bird Cages by Want2Scrap.  

 Both of these cages are attached by a swivel clasp, but silly me forgot to take a photo of them together.  LOL.
These canvas flowers were made using Helmar Fabric Stiffener and Draping Fluid.  I mixed the liquid with a Mix'd Media Inx Reinker (Denim) to add color to the flower layers.  Then I brushed the liquid onto each flower layer and allowed to dry.  This amazing Helmar product helps stiffen the canvas, allowing me to shape the petals to create a natural-looking flower. 
 The bird cages comes in three pieces: the top layer, the bottom layer and the door.  I created dimension by using Zapdots between the top and bottom layers.
The butterfly is cut from the Wonderful Wings Spellbinders dies.  It was cut from a Kraft Label Sheet from Donna Salazar's new Mix'd Media Stax.  These Stax include watercolor paper, kraft label sheets, kraft paper and manila paper.
 To the cage doors, I added hinges and knobs that were distressed with gesso and ink.
 The banner chipboard element is manufactured by Want2Scrap and coordinates with the new Spellbinders Mix'd Media Elements Dies.
 The chipboard cages were painted with white acrylic paint and stamped with new Art Gone Wild Stamps by Donna Salazar.  I stamped the image using Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx and embossed it with matching embossing powder.
 The birdie and the branch are also part of the Mix'd Media Elements chipboard pack and also coordinate with the matching Spellbinders dies.
 Just some mulberry flowers and bling by Want2Scrap.  All of the flowers were adhered using 450 Quick Dry.
 The denim in the background is specifically cut to match the bird cage.  It also comes with the denim front layer of the cage, but I did not use it for this project.
I altered the back of the cages with acrylic paint, white opaque flakes, Smooch Spritz and Fairy Dust Glitter.  I love adding texture to my projects!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous work as usual Natasha!

  2. This is absolutely stunning!! I have deep into birdcages lately and I am IN LOVE with this project. Thanks for sharing.

    x0, Damaris

  3. So cool!!! You are so talented:)

  4. I found your blig via a posy on Court's Crafts where she reviewed your Clip It Up and I wantef to let you know that it looks awesome!!!


  5. What a fabulous project!! I am in awe of all the detail. I came to your blog via Court's Crafts' blog, where she is giving away a Clip-It-Up. I just wanted to thank you so very much for your generosity!

    Diana :)

  6. very gorgeous.
    I found your site from court and she displayed some of your products it is awesome.
    hugs tammy

  7. This is so pretty! Also, thank you for the generous giveaway on the Court's Crafts blog! I love the Clip It Up and the Ribbon Organizer. Very cool products!


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