November 19, 2012

Charlene's Altered Bird Cage

Hi Twiddley Fans,

Today Design Team Member CHARLENE CAMILLERI shares some of her home decorating ideas.  Charlene takes a metal bird cage and shows us how to add pizzazz and a touch of whimsical to it.

How adorable is this!

To recreate Charlene's altered bird cage you will require

Twiddleybitz Product

BOR021 Oriental Border
WBF002 Whimsy Bird Friends
BUT006 Butterflies

Other Product

Ranger Distress Ink- Peacock Feathers
Lumiere Paint- Halo Blue Gold, Pearl Turquoise, Burnt Orange
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays- Tibetan Poppy Teal
Ranger Dylusions Spray- Vibrant Turquoise, Squeezed Orange
Ranger Stickles- Aqua, Orange Peel
Stampendous Embossing Enamel- Aged Spice
Dew Drops Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Flowers- Prima, Dom's Little shop resins
Beaded Trim
Bird Cage


Step 1
Apply distress ink to the Oriental Border using a blending tool or sponge.

 Use a sponge to randomly dab the Halo Blue Gold Lumiere paint over the border. You don't want to completely cover it as you still want to expose some of the distress ink.

 Step3 Stamp the embossing pad over the entire border.
Step 4 Randomly sprinkle  the spiced marmalade distress embossing powder.
Step 5
Randomly sprinkle the Aged Spice Embossing Enamel. 
 Step 6 
Use a heat gun to activate the powders. Notice the change in texture, the powders will “melt”.

 Step 7 
Use the sprays to colour your whimsy birds and butterfly. .
 Step 8 
Decorate with stickles and edge with Galaxy Gold Ink.
 Step 9
Pour a little burnt orange and pearl turquoise Lumiere paint unto your craft mat-paint tray and use a sponge to pick up the colour (don't be tempted to mix the colours as you want the two tone effect). Dab onto the bird cage.   
Cut the border into segments and glue around the cage. 
 Step 10
 Embellish your birdcage with flowers, tuille, beaded trim...enjoy!

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