Using Tim Holtz dies, cut a bird and birdcage shapes from chipboard.
Cover die cuts with gesso to brighten the chipboard and prepare the surface for mist. Irini created a beautiful effect by layering Maya Road buttermilk cream, Maya Road turquoise metallic, Adirondack Colourwash in Stream, and Studio Calico Mr Huey white. To each piece she added a layer of Tim Holtz' clear distress crackle paint.
Build a base for the birdcage from chipboard and color it like the die cut pieces.
Add a hinge to create a door and assemble your cage.
Before adding trims, Irini highly suggests coating the birdcage with Mod Podge. Once dry, add your potpourri (or in Irini's case, Whittard of Chelsea "Very, Very Berry" Caffeine Free Fruit Infusion) and perch your pretty little bird.
Thank you for sharing, Irini! Do you love birdcages? Have you altered one? Feel free to let us know in the comments. Thank you for stopping by today!