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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Caged Bird Tag


I used two more Sizzix products in this piece. I was recently given the Tim Holtz 'Alterations' Sizzix Caged Bird die and  I also used the 'Bingo' embossing folder.


I took some more of the metallic fantasy paper I have had for such a long time and put this through the Big Shot using the embossing folder.  The numbers from the die were really popping on the metallic paper.  I then randomly dabbed over it with some gold Ranger paint dabber and rubbed off a lot with a dry paper towel.  I dried with a heat gun to set the paint.



Once dry the embossed and painted paper was put through the Big Shot again using the Caged Bird die which does such a fab job of making the cage, bird body and wing.  I next took the bird and wing and dabbed over the raised portions with a dark brown chalk pad and whilst still wet dusted over with detail clear embossing powder and heat set this carefully.  This enhanced the brown chalk ink a lot.  I next took a piece of duck-egg blue embossed card and attached the cage carefully with Glossy Accents without sticking down the central bars. This was then trimmed out around the outside of the cage.  The bird body was glued in place by sliding between the bars and the wing attached last over the bars.



I embellished the holes at the bottom of the cage with some blue dimensional paint and a blob of Stickles glitter glue and applied a self adhesive gem for an eye for the bird.  The hole at the top of the cage was threaded with gold elasticated cord wrapped around with blue eyelash fibres as the hanger.

I was originally going to put this onto another background but decided it looked good to me as it was.  Very shiny and blingy.......as I love this finish !

Sid xx 

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19 comments:

  1. Sid, this is STUNNING !! love it
    isa

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  2. cool birdie! love all the effects :)

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  3. this is stunning Sid. what a wonderful idea.

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  4. Love your tag Sid! Great effects and colours! Lovely!

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  5. Love this! Am envious of you having been given that die. Hopefully mine are at the post office as a parcel was delivered whilst I was away. Cannot wait to play and you have inspired me with this lovely piece of yours.

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  6. Great tag never thought of doing it alone :)

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  7. This looks fab Sid, love the embossed and painted effect on the metallic paper (I have some of that somewhere - hmm, wonder where?!) and the colours are lovely!

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  8. Great tag Sid!!
    Thats the next thing on my buy list. I just gotta wait til I have the funds.

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  9. I don't normally like birds in cages, but this piece is so creative!

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  10. I really enjoyed your technique on this die-makes me want to get busy trying it myself. Thank you. Your site has really giving me some inspiration.

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  11. It looks stunning Sid and lucky you to be recently given the bird cage die

    Love the use of the colours xxxx

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  12. Sid! I can't begin to tell how much I love this piece! It's too fabulous for words! And I think I have some of that paper in my stash too!! x

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  13. Very nice Sid, looks just great!

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  14. like all the textures on this

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  15. Sid... you used some of my most fav products. the bird cage die cut and fantasy paper.... yummy...don't you just love the new embossing templates. this is just beautiful..... i need to dust my fantasy paper off and make something with it... thnx for the inspiration :)

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  16. Your art is STUNNING! One gorgeous piece after another! It's beautiful eye candy!

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  17. Love it - it's a very fun tag :)

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