I picked up some laser cut birdcages from Michael's on Mother's Day with a gift card from my sweet baby boy. As I sit working on some other projects and waiting for them to dry. I decided to paint two bird cages. This one was going to be simple and elegant, like Jackie O. The goal here was to complete a challenge where you scraplift a project and put your own twist. The one I was looking at for my inspiration was from Coyote Kim.
I started it off by painting it linen. Way to plain for me. I am not a big fan of really light neutrals. It just wasn't working. So I mixed some linen paint with chocolate brown and gave it another coat. NOPE...still wasn't working for me. So I took a sponge brush and dipped it in water and then in some bronze paint, repeated with bown, linen, and black. Before I new it .....I had grunged that sucker out!
I added tule, flowers, metal flowers, pearls, pearl button, book plate, word plate, key, lock, gears, clock face, spinner, crinkle ribbon, black gem flourish, black gems.... yikes there is a lot. Instead of Jackie O .....It looks like Jackie O got in a smackdown with Snookie. Oh well, not what I was going for...but I love it. Definitely has my own spin.