Monday, 21 February 2011

Crafty Individuals Bird Cage Frame


Crafty Individuals now have a Blog! Isn't that great news! I have made this little papier mache frame using one of their new collage stamps, CI301. I coloured the stamped image with Pro Markers and added glossy accents to the butterflies. I made silicone moulds from some of the jewellery I bought in Primark the other day - the bird from the ring, some flowers, and the butterfly. For the birdcage I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Bird Cage die on shrink plastic, which I have done quite a few times before, but this time I used the shrunk piece to make a silicone mould, then made it up with friendly plastic. That way you can have whatever finish you like on the piece. I used metallic rub ons on the flowers and birdcage, and mica powders on the bird and the butterfly.


The stamped image was exactly the right size for the centre of the papier mache frame. I painted it with acrylic paint and then added some crackle paint, and then different shades of Silkies. I stuck some torn pieces of Angelina film to the wet paint and heat gunned it. Then I splodged some glossy accents in places and sprinkled on some mother of pearl flakes, and some Deko Ice which I coloured with alcohol ink, to match the project. I added a glass nugget to the centre of one of the flowers, then superglued all the pieces in place, including a piece of brass chain for the bird cage.





13 comments:

  1. Very lovely decorated frame !!

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  2. Adorable, luv that you made your own molds, never thought about making one from the shrunk bird cage, that is really clever!

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  3. Hi Lucy, wow this is beautiful. Clever to make molds from jewellry and don't you just love that shrink plastic?
    Very pretty piece.

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  4. Just stunning. BTW I've got an award for you on my blog. xx

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  5. I love this Lucy! Such a great combination of different elements. Sue x

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  6. Hay Lucy, Loving your project, and making a mold from the ickle birdcage, genius idea, guess what i'm doing later lol

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  7. Very impressive Lucy! Love the pieces you made from molds, you clever girl. Fantastic piece!

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  8. Lucy, this entire creation is amazing! Love all the beautiful details in and on your frame! Isn't shrink plastic amazing! I plan to use it to alter a box one of these days! Love this!

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