Monday, July 25, 2011

Just For Fun- Precious Metal


  I made this for the challenge at Just for Fun where we are to use metal. I bought a piece of metal at the Reuse store for $1.00. Rick said it would be too thick for my Big Shot (I wouldn't use a die you like with that). When I cut it out I could tell it was just a bit thicker than ideal but I just passed it through 3 times and got my die cuts (See I told you it wasn't too thick). Don't you just hate it when they are even a little bit right. I don't think I damaged anything so all is well. I painted my precious metal (it is now) with some paint I also bought there -Debby Travis hammered metal metallic paint. I painted over the bird with blue acrylic painted and stamped script on it. The crown is TH grunge board painted with Ranger silver dabber. I put alcohol inks on the cage but I didn't like how it looked so I took it off. I used a bit of black paint to age it . The beads and butterfly were from my stash.


Thank you for looking!      Have Fun.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little bird with a chic grungy cage!

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  2. YEAH! Of course it worked. What a clever thing to do ... so if you had the thin metal sheeting you could cut anything you want. I really like the look and of course with the dye you used - perfect! Donna

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  3. This is Fabulous, those dies are sturdy and will push through a lot. love how you have done the bird and so pleased you have joined us again at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  4. Hi Donna, this is such a sweet bird piece, so beautiful.Lol you are braver than me with the big shot lol.
    If you get time, please pop by my Dezinaworld blog today as i have a free collage sheet for everyone. I hope you will like it. Have a great day !
    June

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  5. A stunning effect you got there Donns :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von x

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  6. Ooh Donna this is gorgeous and love how you have stamped on the bird , love the touch of black on the cage and the birdies little crown.

    Marie

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  7. Gorgeous caged bird piece. Yvonne x

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  8. Very nice thanks for sharing!!

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  9. I love that die, and it looks great out of metal.
    Rinda

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  10. This is a true beauty! I love the paint effects and like most I can't get enough of birdcages.

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  11. I love this little piece. And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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