Time for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - Birds of a Feather - chosen by the lovely Chris Warner.
I began my card by taking some Tim Holtz paper and randomly stamping the background. I distressed the edges and added some stitching.
I die cut 2 birdcages, one in greyboard and one in card which I inked in black soot - as I wanted a little shadow. My main birdcage was painted with picket fence distress paint ( was too lazy to get the gesso out!) and then a good layer of clear distress crackle paint added and left to dry.
My bird was treated in a similar way, but once dry I wanted him slightly darker so added some black soot distress stain. Ouch what a mess! Bapy wiped most of it off and added a little pumice stone distress paint. I think I rescued him from the bin! Oh yes I added my eye ( A rhinestone coloured with alcohol ink) while the crackle was still wet so it sits into the top layer.
I cut some flowers from the tattered florals die and gave them the Jennie Atkinson treatment! Do check out her flower tutorials - they are wonderful.
Finally I added some punched branches, some stamped and die cut feathers (both Stampin Up) and my sentiment from Tim's Simple Sayings.
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Thanks for visiting. I am back later today with another project!