There were so many different layers that I won't go into them all here. The paper is standard card stock with a coat of gesso to stop it buckling and pilling with the water and glues.
The first layer of paint is Golden Liquid Acrylics in white, red and yellow (heavy blending and then stippled to give texture). Then I attached some old paper and started to apply the various layers. Finally spraying with a gold mica spray! phew...
|Sing birdie sing!|
You can see the tarnished metal effect better on the scroll work. I also over heated it to make the under layer of paint bubble a little, this makes it look like the metal is corroding under the outer surface.
I've just noticed that the bird and cage is Tim Holtz and the quote is Lou Holtz - It's a Holtz collaboration :)
I made a video and for once loaded in time and can be found here. Approx 10 mins long