Monday, August 8, 2016

A SHRINE OF A DIFFERENT KIND

I can't sing the praises enough for the uses of Dresden foil. You can add ornate designs and texture to just about any project you are creating. I started with this simple basic Large Ornate 3D Bird Cage Shrine from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. It is not complicated to assemble and yet by time I finished this one, I had imagined 6 more creations using this Bird Cage Shrine. You can find another version of this same Bird a Cage Shrine here!
The Goose is a piece that I added to the bird cage using the body piece of one of the Large Santos Cage Dolls and making my own sort of "Goose Cage Doll". 
This is how the 3-D Bird Cage comes, 8 pieces. The three white pieces you see are from Sandra Evertson's beautiful line of Relics and Artifacts. Three that I could not resist using for this particular piece.
After deciding on the papers I would use, I used the back and bottom pieces of the bird cage as patterns for my paper.

 The goose was a little representation of me looming over my nest of little goslings. :) I painted the dresden foil trim to add a design like you might find on one of the old vintage bird cages.
 Retro Cafe Art Galley has a new shipment and a sale going on for some beautiful designs of Dresden Foil.
 
 You can see how the bird cage is 3-D in this photo. I did a collage on the very back piece front and back, sides and the bottom piece before gluing all the pieces together.
 I used Dresden Foil trim at the top of my collage and a flower by Prima. This assemblage reminded me with all the graduations taking place this time of year and how extremely hard and important it is to let go and let your little birds grow their own wings. Not for the faint of heart. "Life is a balance of holding on and letting go" Rumi
 As I did the collage on the back piece of bird cage, I also stamped the back piece of the body that I used for the goose. The goose body was very easy to attach using E6000 clear transparent glue. I used the same glue to attach the cage pieces after painting them.

 Here you can see the sides of the cage, they just pop into the slots with a bit of glue. 
 You may not choose to add a body to your own design, but if you do, I simply used a couple clothespins on the back piece until the glue firmed up, which is very quickly with the E6000. I used the Ver- Day Paint kit on the Relics and Artifacts, it really gives them that special vintage look. The Ver-Day paint kit is a must have staple in my studio, quick simple steps to use to produce timeless pieces.

 Finishing touches always look great with Tim Holtz distressed mini ink pads. I keep those on hand to edge most all of my collage work.
 After adding the painted Dresden Foil trim at the top, I added some gold dots using a Gold Pearl Pen. I just the door knocker design from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.
 The little bird is one of Sandra Evertson's Relics and Artifacts. In the above photo, you can see how adding Guilders paste - Patina, can add more dimension.

 This is it, my finished Bird Cage Shrine, I just adore it and I know you will have as much fun making one of your own. The cage stands about 9" tall, 5 1/2" wide and 2 3/4" deep. You can easily place personal items or things you love inside your shrine.

Or maybe, you might want to create your own special cage doll. I loved making this one SO much that I already made another one in the next post below,so I hope you will stick around and check that one out for more ideas on this fantastic bird cage shrine.
I am extremely honored and beyond excited that my Goose Shrine will be featured in the Somerset Studio Gallery Winter Edition 2016.
                                                          SUPPLIES USED

E6000 clear Adhesive 
Word Stencils
Glue stick, Golden Matt Medium, Artist papers and if you choose to add a doll piece on top, Retro Cafe has a lot to choose from.

Don't go away, you have to see the next post using this same Large 3-D Bird Cage Shrine and how Dresden Foil Trim can change a simple to look to a elegant Victorian Shrine.
Thank you for you visit today!

15 comments:

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm a big fan your work!! :)
      xo

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  2. Kim, I love this! The Verday paint looks amazing! Also the goose is a wonderful touch. Your work is always so original and imaginative. Seeing this blog post has been an inspiration. xx

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    1. Thank you Julie! I love how we all inspire each other!
      You inspire me to the moon and back! x0

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  3. Oh my word this is just incredible. Your mind must just spin with ideas ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Martha and yes my mind does spin all the time, and sometimes "Out of Control" lol :)

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  4. FANTASTIC and just completely BRILLIANT!!!!

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  5. Oh, I'm totally in love with this one! The goose and tiny little nest makes me smile!!! SO creative and wonderful!!! xoxo

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    1. Couldn't decide on a goose or a doll, my muse chose the goose! :)

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  6. What a beautiful masterpiece! Love those Verday paints too xx

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    1. Yes, Dale Botha, don't the Verday Paints make the best magic!! Thank you for stopping and commenting, it truly does make my day!!
      xoxo

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  7. Just stunning!! Inspired me to get out my supplies!

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  8. Thank you Nike! Such a sweet compliment! I love how we all inspire each other to get creative!
    xoxo

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  9. Outstanding artwork - thank you so much for sharing it.

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