The sides I thought might look a bit too bare, so using one of the Tim Holtz stencils I added a small flourish left and right using a paste then allowed to dry. At first I wasn't too sure of the colouring required so started off with Fresco chalk paint in Blush. Afterwards I dabbed in areas the Fresco paint in Moonlight and added Tim Holtz paint Pewter. Before they got too dry I used paper towels and wiped the colours around.
The flourishes at the sides were emphasised by using the Treasure Gold wax in Royal Amethyst, and that gave me an idea of adding some to the frame as well. So out came two of my other colours, White Fire and Saphire and these I wiped around the edges and blended in with the TH Pewter. At this stage I then decided to add the embellishments also using the Treasure Gold wax in places. The filligree ones were purchased through Funkie Junkie as were the two floral ones used on the bottom left and right corner - Prima Junkyard Findings. As the birdcage has sides behind the front making it a small box, rather than leaving it bare I added some flowers on the bottom and with the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea range I picked out two chipboard tags and glued either side.
Crystal Clear Crafts, they are Maribou Feathers. If you have few moments then do check out this site as I found the lady who owns the site to be very helpful and her stock is not expensive.