Sand both sides of
the shrink plastic and die cut Caged bird using your machine
Color one side of
the bird and extra wing with chalks.
Paint one side of
cage with a thin coat of silver paint.
Shrink pieces either
in the oven or with a heat tool. While still warm press gently
with an acrylic block so they cool flat.
Add "eye" to bird
with Sharpie marker and glue on extra wing with clear glue.
Wrap a piece of
wire through holes at the bottom of the cage adding seed beads
as you go.
Create a wire hanger
at the top of the cage.
Color both canvases
with Shabby shutters ink using the blending tool and foam. Dry
well with a heat tool.
Add Forest moss ink
to the sides of canvases and around the edges of the tops. Dry
well with a heat tool.
Add a piece of tissue
tape to the bottom of the larger canvas as shown and wrap to
the back of the canvas. I cut the tissue tape so the journey
section would be on the top of the canvas.
corner to acrylic block with glue stick and stamp on canvases
as shown using Spanish olive ink. Dry with heat tool.
Stamp mini border
on all sides of both canvases with black ink. Just use your
fingers to hold the rubber so you can better press the stamp
over the folded places on the edges of the canvas. Dry with
a heat tool.
Glue "You are never
to old" stamp to acrylic block with glue stick. Stamp onto smaller
canvas with black ink pressing your fingers into the back of
the canvas to get a better print. Dry with heat tool.
Use the Sharpie
marker to "fix" any spots that didn't stamp well because of
the canvas or just leave it as is for a more distressed look.
Attach cage to canvas
with foam mounting tape.
Attach bird to canvas
with clear glue.
I had intended to
make a small hole in the canvas and attach a brad through the
top of the hanger and through the canvas. However I made the
hanger too long and the end was over the wood frame of the canvas.
Rather than re-make the hanger I chose to glue the top to the
canvas, cut off the prongs of the brad and glue it over the
top of the wire hanger. Before gluing the brad on I hit it a
couple of times with the texture hammer (bumpy head) to give
it a distressed look.
Create twisted wire
pieces to attach canvases together and for the hanger. Attach
all ends to the canvases with tiny brass screws. To make it
easier to set the screws, make starter holes using an awl.