Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Holiday for the Birds

Hi, Allie here with a Shabby Chic Holiday Tutorial.
Let's embellish a Bird Cage for the winter holidays.
I'm using this pretty Bird Cage on my door.

Begin by applying a layer of gesso. Use a dry brush technique, with
very little paint. Simply swish it back and forth.

While the paint is drying, you can apply patterned paper to the background piece.
Once the bird cage front is dry, sponge on ink.

Paint the Fancy Chipboard Title "Noel" with gesso.
Once the gesso is dry, lightly brush on Liquid Glass
and liberally sprinkle Sugar Shimmer.

Now, you're ready to decorate!
This project is embellished with an ornament,
Frilly Flourish Swirl, some brads, and flowers.

Products Used

Designer Embellies - Bonnie's Bird Cage
Frilly Flourish Swirl - Silver Rhinestone
NOEL - Fancy Chipboard Word

Partner Products Used

Patterned Paper from the Secret Garden Collection - My Little Shoebox
Please visit the My Little Shoebox Blog for more inspiration!
Sugar Shimmer - Designed by Donna Salazar for ClearSnap

Additional Products

Snowflake Ornament - Big Lots
Paint - Claudine Hellmuth
Ink and Liquid Glass - Close To My Heart
Snowflake Brads - Creative Impressions
Flowers - Prima

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  1. Swoon! This is incredibly lovely. I have to make one of these for myself.

  2. This is so stunning!! Am pinning this idea to use later! Way great! Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Fav' thing to do with YOUR chipboard is to make mini albums, Home Decor and to embellish layouts, of course!!! Love all your chipboard, and can't wait to see all the fun coming at CHA 2013 Winter!!

  3. Thanks jordanbev5!
    Sneaks are beginning to roll out here, and on the Want2Scrap Facebook page.
    You will love ... well. I think you'll just love EVERYTHING!
    Thanks again for your sweet comments, and for sharing your favorite thing to do with Chipboard.



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