I have been following the guest designers over on the Paperartsy blog and was very taken with a project i saw last week, unfortunately i didn't finish it in time to enter the challenge but i enjoyed making it anyway.
I used a paper mache substrate, cut some diamonds out of corrugated cardboard and stuck them on, i then added some grunge paste and painted the whole thing with a neutral base colour.
I then use guacamole and limelight paint to add some layers, i didn't have the blood orange paint that was used in the original so i chose the closest i had which was barn door distress paint, i watered it down and sprayed it onto the canvas.
I painted the cage in various shades of brown and added some gold shimmer spray, the bird was painted and then edged with treasure gold. I added a small charm to the bottom of the cage.
I cut some flowers using the paperartsy flower die, one from grunge paper and one from coffee filter paper which i then sprayed lime green.
The sentiment is from paperartsy and is stamped onto some foil i had coloured with alcohol ink, my good friend Sam said it looked a bit plain down the left hand side so i stamped some script in black.