Kind Cage

Hi there! I hope that you are all having a nice weekend! I had a good Saturday! I headed into Manhattan to hang at The Ink Pad with Barbara for the day. My friend Kim came down and met me for lunch, we ate fresh! I also got a few new goodies from a recent order that they got in! I’ll share some of those with you this week! When I got home I had a sandwich for dinner and then just chilled for the rest of the evening. This morning I’m having breakfast with Heather and then we will run a few errands. I think it will be a lazy Sunday!

My project that I have for you today is not a card. When I was at Scrap-A-Latte the other day I played with some of the copious amount of Mixed Media supplies that they have. I actually finished the project on Friday and even had the frame for it! The base of the project is Chipboard that I coated with Ranger Studio Gesso. While that dried I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Mixed Media Thinlits to cut out some 80lb Neenah Card Stock to use as a stencil. Some Ranger Opaque Texture Paste is applied with a palette knife over the stencil that I created in the upper right and lower left corners. Once that dried I mixed up Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paint with water and applied it over most of the surface of the project. When that was dry I coated it with Multi-Matte Medium to seal it. Some more Multi-Matte Medium is used to adhere a card from the Idea-Ology Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack and then more over the top of it. The cage is cut out using the Tim Holtz Caged Bird Bigz Die from more chipboard and coated with Gesso and then Multi-Matte Medium so I could apply some Distress Rock Candy Glitter over it. I cut out a piece of Black 110lb with a tags punch and adhered a stamp from the same Ephemera Pack to it with Multi-Matte Medium. A piece May Arts Twine is tied through the top and adhered to the back of the piece. I adhered the cage with Foam Tape along with the Kind that is stamped in Onyx Black Ink using the Concord & 9th Being Classy Photopolymer Stamp Set and cut out with the Coordinating Dies. Down in the lower left are some Prima Flowers and Leaves. I inserted it into a black frame and than completed the project. I had a lot of fun creating the piece and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! I hope that you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to try something different too! Thank you very much for coming by today! Have a subtle Sunday! πŸ™‚

Kind Cage

Products used:

Stamp Set: Being Classy Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Paint: Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb (Neenah) Ivory and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Other: Chipboard, Studio Gesso (Ranger) Opaque Texture Paste (Ranger)

Dies: Caged Bird Bigz (Sizzix-Tim Holtz) Alterations Mixed Media Thinlits (Sizzix-Tim Holtz) and Being Classy (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Clear Rock Candy Glitter (Ranger), Thrift Shop Ephemera (Idea-Ology- Tim Holtz) and Prima Flowers

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Palette Knife (Ranger)

20 Replies to “Kind Cage”

    1. Thanks so much Gerri! I’m happy with the way it came out! Glad that you like it too! πŸ™‚

  1. Very cool mixed media project, Justin! The different textures you added with the stenciling, flowers, glitter, etc. really stand out. Definitely a conversation piece for sure! Have a super Sunday!!

    1. Thank you Christy! Not really my thing but I had so much fun putting the project together! Enjoy your Sunday too! πŸ™‚

  2. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t think cages are kind…but you made it work! Lovely again, Justin.

  3. Hi Justin,
    Love your mixed media creation….. it’s gorgeous! I would love to try one myself one day.

    1. Hello Melanie!
      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun putting mine together! You have to give it a try! πŸ™‚

  4. Justin – you ARE putting this beautiful creation away until you give it to your Mom for Mother’s Day right? How long do you have to wait between layers for them to dry? How long did it take to complete the mixed media creation? Yes, I am full of questions, the most important being the first one. LOL Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing day and that is most likely something you needed with all you put into every single day. Oh, one more question – what did you mean when you said you had fresh for lunch? Were you being fresh to Kim or did you behave well? LOL

    You have yourself a Sensational Sunday. I will spend today working on my taxes (YUK) and since I’m not a football fan I can count on a peaceful quiet surrounding to get them done. Love & Hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. I might be Grace! I actually made it for myself! LOL! I gave the layers about an hour to dry just to make sure. All together I think it took about 6 hours including drying time. I did have a fun relaxing day and I did need it! Eating Fresh for lunch means Subway!
      I hope that your Sunday was good! Taxes aren’t fun at all, but maybe you will get a big refund! I am not a football fan either, I just watched the half-time show! Love and hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  5. WOW! I alays look at the picture before I read your post. This screamed Tim Hoktz to me, i’m glad i was right but it tells me i have way too much Tim Holtz stuff! I love his products.
    This is beautiful, I love the colors you chose.

    Quiet Saturday, I did some light housecleaning, very light, lol. Did get one of my DT creatins done, then hubby and i saw “The Finest Hours” Pretty good, intesnse at times.

    We have Soring today but snow coming tonight. No special plans except for out to breakfast. Take care

    1. Yes Linda, it definitely screams Tim! LOL! I did have a lot of fun putting this together! Thank you!
      Quiet Saturday’s are nice! Glad that you got one of your DT projects finished! Oh, I’ll have to look into that movie!
      Hope that you enjoyed your Sunday! Snowing like mad again here… bummer! Have a good Monday! πŸ™‚

  6. I met you yesterday at the ink pad! Glad we got to talking and you gave me your blog to check out. I’m enjoying looking threw it! Always great to meet a fellow stamping up demonstrator!

    1. Hello Angela!
      It was very nice to meet you! I’m glad that we got to chat too and I’m glad that you are enjoying the blog! Have an excellent week! πŸ™‚

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