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Beach Birdhouse Condo

Give the birds in your neighborhood luxury digs with this fun twist on a traditional birdhouse.

At a Glance:

#4244 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Baby Pink, 2 oz.

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Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Metallic...

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2...

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.

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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Small

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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Large

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instructions

Other Supplies

Hot glue, Foam paintbrushes, Detail painteres, Paper Towel, Embellishments: tiny birds; moss; paper flowers; pearl sprays

Instructions

  1. Paint all the roofs with Calypso Sky. Paint two if the matching houses Lime Green. Paint the other matching house Lemon Custard. Paint the topper house Baby Pink. Paint details like stripes or polka-dots onto each house.
  2. Faux patina the roof by dipping a scrunched up paper towel into Light Blue and Sterling Silver paint. Dap the paper towel onto the roofs of the houses.
  3. Paint a layer of Crackle Medium over each house and roof. Allow the Crackle Medium to dry thoroughly. This is very important.
  4. Blend 1-part Blending Gel with 1-part Whicker White. Working quickly, paint the mixture over the entire house and roof. This will create a crackled wash. Repeat for each house.
  5. Place two matching houses on your work surface (side by side), turn the other matching house upside down and glue the roof to the roofs of the other two houses. Glue the topper house the base of the upside down house.
  6. Embellish the condo further by hot gluing moss, tiny birds, paper flowers and pearl sprays to the houses, roofs and openings.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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