Friday, April 22, 2011

Altered Birdcage

I'm so excited about this one! Can't wait to share this with here it goes....
This is a $1 Michaels Birdcage.

I started by getting rid of the bright orange and painted it with white Gesso. I then colored the cage with an alcohol ink in "Meadow". To get a lighter look i took the alcohol blending solution with a sponge and went over the cage lightening the color as well as giving it a weathered look. Then took a ranger paint dabber in white and further distressed the bird cage. I wrapped two white recollections sprays around the bird cage. Then covered the bottom with this gorgeous rose and pearl trim in chocolate.
I painted I am roses flowers with Lindy's Starburst Sprays in the colors "Mountain Lavender Gold", "Wild Honeysuckle" and "Frosted Forget Me Nots".  I went over the white flowers with "Creme Brulee Cream" starburst spray. I added all the colored flowers and extra leaves all over the cage". 

 I added a Tim Holtz ticket for a finishing touch. The grass is made of fibers that i sprayed with "Edelweiss Moss Green" Starburst Spray.  

The bird is just from my stash but is so cute!

Thanks for looking
Recipe for this Birdcage:
  • Michaels $1 Birdcage
  • Lindy's Starburst Spray in Mountain Lavender Gold", "Wild Honeysuckle" and "Frosted Forget Me Nots"
  • Iamroses Flowers
  • Tim Holts Alcohol Ink in the color "Meadow"
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink in "Frayed Burlap"
  • Tim Holts Adage Tickets "Live" 
  • MB's Treasurista Shop Fibers
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Recollections White Spray
  • Birds Nest and Pink Bird from my stash 
  • Recollections Leaves
  • Rose Pearl trim from my stash
  • Ranger Paint Dabber "Snow Cap"
  • Golden Gesso 'White"


  1. Oh wow Misty.. This is beautiful.. You are truly an inspiration...

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I love the birdcage. It is beautiful.


  3. This is so all the flowers....awesome job...

  4. That is really very pretty!! I think I will have to run to micheals tomorrow to look for a bird cage like this! Awesome!!