Birdcage Mini Album

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I absolutely LOVE birdcages, and when I saw this little album I had to have it for my shop!  I've been dying to work on it, but I've been really busy lately.  I finally had a chance to play, and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Here's a brief tutorial on how I did the front.

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I popped out the cutouts of the cage, and painted it with Folk Art-Bayberry (one of my favorite colors).

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Once dried, I painted it with Distress Crackle paint Rock Candy.  This is a one step crackle paint, that is also self-leveling.  That means you slap it on, and it evens itself out as it dries.

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Once the crackle paint dries completely (30 minutes to an hour depending on how thick you apply it), put a little white paint (I used Folk Art-Parchment) on a paper towel and rub it into the cracks.  I added a little Distress Ink-Tea Dye with a blending tool in spots to give it an aged look.  Then you're ready to decorate!

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A kit with instructions for this album is now available in my store.

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