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Beachy Birdhouse

A beautiful birdhouse brightens any room!

At a Glance:

#4150 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Cathie and  Steve Logo
  • Mod Podge Logo
supplies

F/A ORCHID BLOSSOM 2 OZ.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Ivory White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Olive Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Aqua, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Hot Glue Gun Helpers, Wood birdhouse, Loose bristle paintbrush, Narrow round paintbrush, Scrapbook paper, Scissors, Paper punches Hot Glue, Moss, Small bird, Flowers, Rhinestone and pearls

Instructions

1.     Begin by rustic painting the entire birdhouse Orchid Blossom.  Use a semi-dry brush and don’t worry about filling in all the areas.

2.     Dip the paintbrush bristles into the Aqua paint and tap paint onto the front and back of the house.  Keep the painting light and rustic looking.

3.     Add a wash to the entire house by blending a drop of the ivory white paint with a teaspoon of blending gel.  With a loose bristle brush, tap the paint mixture on the entire house highlighting areas.

4.     Using a narrow round brush and Spanish Olive paint, paint stripes onto the roof of the birdhouse.  Use the same color to add highlights to other areas of the house.

5.     Cut scrapbook paper into the strips that will fit along the roof.  Using the same paper, punch decorative shapes of paper.

6.     Apply a coat of Mod Podge on the back of the paper strips, place the strips onto the roof, press the strips with your fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Topcoat with an additional layer of Mod Podge.  Attach paper punched flower shapes to the front of the birdhouse in the same fashion as the roof stripes.

7.     Using hot glue and Hot Glue Gun Helpers, glue moss around the hole in the birdhouse.  Attach other embellishments (flowers, pearls, birds and rhinestones) with hot glue.

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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