Friday, April 29, 2016

"Joy" Birdcage with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance April Kit

I have to admit. I get very excited when my Scraps of Elegance package arrives at my door each month. The gorgeous April Kit was no exception. The newest addition to the add on line up, the Off The Page Add On,  has been so fun to work with. This month Melinda included this fabulous Prima Birdcage for the OTP Add On offering. 

Not only is this a gorgeous piece to alter, the timing couldn't have been more perfect. One of my good scrapbooking friends recently turned 75. Her daughter threw a birthday party for her, and she invited us scrappy gals. She absolutely adores birds, so I just had to create this as a special gift for her.

I have created a process video tutorial to share with you.

Techniques shared in this video include:
~ Distressed patina finish
~ DIY sisal bird nest
~ DIY word banner
~ Mixed media background


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Here's the fabulous April "Wonderful" Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

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Here are some additional angles and close-up photos:

Product List

Main Kit
BoBunny - Secret Garden Collection:  Bloom
May Arts: white lace (24")

Floral Add On
Prima Relics & Artifacts Blushing Bouquet Flowers
Prima 'Slate' Flowers

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magnolia Magenta Gold Starburst Mist

OTP Add On
Prima Frameworks Antique White Large Birdcage

Prima ~ Art Alchemy, Acrylic Paint - Metallic Light Patina
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Ice Queen

Previous Kits
November 2015: Viva Inka Gold - Copper

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Apple Blossoms - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Leaves - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Hip Rosebuds - Mixed Pink Tone
Panacea Products ~ Decorative Sisal - brown
Canvas ~ Stash
DMC ~ Embroidery Floss #3685
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Tsukneko ~ StazOn - Timber Brown
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Phantom Fuchsia
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Jazzy Jivin’ Purple
Donna Salazar with Spellbinders ~ Stamp & Die Template Set - Alpha Bits
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares - Mix, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue

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~ Blessings ~


  1. This looks beautiful Tracey! I reckon your friend would have loved it!

  2. Love what you've done with this bird cage :) Beautiful

  3. Love this Tracey!! So beautifully coloured and decorated .. your friend will surely treasure this delightful gift!! hugs xx

  4. Gorgeous Bird cage Tracey!! I love the way you decorated it! Your friend is blessed to have gotten this awesome gift :)

  5. That looks amazing - you've done an awesome job creating such an artistic project :):)


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