I'm really excited as this is my 1st scrapbook page for the Tando blog, this weeks theme is using metallic colours. I decided to use silver and some golden papers and sequin waste. I used the Tando chipboard bird cage and birds set which fitted perfectly with the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch, and the 2 birds go well with the theme of friendship.
I firstly coated my chipboard bird cage with white gesso, applying a thick and bump layer with my brush. Next I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder in different areas whilst the gesso was wet. Next I heated it all up with a heat gun to emboss the silver, but it also makes the gesso bubble a bit too and adds to the aged effect. I cut my papers out to cover the birds and then went around the edge of each of the shapes with the gesso, and added a little pearl for their eyes. The other Tando product you might spy is the Harlequin mask. I added a little detail at either side of the picture by sponging some distress ink through it.