Paper crafting group challenge in October was 'birds and birdhouses'. I guess a birdcage is a bird house so that is what I did.
I have a stencil that includes four birdcages hanging from branches with a couble of birds in the tree.
I used tape to block out all but one of the birdcages and all the birds that were free. I kept the one bird inside the cage.
I used a squeegee to spread Liquid Pearls (color: bisque) through the stencil onto printed cardstock. The stencil was removed and the pattern allowed to dry completely on its own.
I then used Copic markers to color in the bird and the leaves and branches.
I cut the panel to size and stamped a sentiment on the side.
Here you can see the coloring better
I mounted this on shiny gold cardstock, then to a folded card base.