And on that note, I have a great little home decor project to brighten up my patio. I always have my eye out for items to alter, and picked up a plain white decorative birdcage that needed some sprucing up. And I'm so happy with how it turned out.
I started by covering everything with a coat of white gesso, then added white crackle paint liberally. Once this was dry, I set to work with my sprays, and added some additional touches of crackle paint after the fact (to prevent the spray reactivating and colorizing this second layer of crackle, I sprayed everything with a sealant first).
The picture below allows you to see all the layers of colour and texture.
I wanted the interior of my cage to look like a secret water garden. I started with a piece of paper from the Timeless Memories collection cut to fit. I used a rock stencil to trace the rockery pattern, and coloured in the negative areas left by the stamp with a plain pencil. To create the pond in the middle I used a sunburst stencil and modeling paste, and followed it with sprays, then created a stream into the pond and out the other side using glass beads.
Microbeads and glass beads create a dripping faucet, while I used Flower Soft for moss. The circular lamp from the Wall Lamp made a perfect well cover.
There are fairies frolicking in my garden!
These Prima resin fairies add such a touch of whimsy. They were coloured using a thick, opaque water-based paint.
I love Prima vines, and I used several different ones on this project, cutting some of them apart and mixing and matching the blooms.
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Prima Supplies Used:
- Gesso: White
- Crackle Paste: White
- Modeling Paste: Light
- Color Bloom Sprays: Soft Teal, Summer Sky, Tea Stain
- Timeless Memories: Freedom
- Winthrop Vines: Topaz, Pearl, Tourmaline
- Button Vine: Songbird
- Cradle Robin
- Glass Beads: Cobalt Blue
- Micro Beads: Splash
- Shabby Chic Treasures: Antique Garden Sink
- Resin Icons in a Box: Fairies
- 6x6 Pebble Stone
- Bloom Collection: 6x12 Circles