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Birdhouse on a Pedestal Plaque

Whimsical birdhouse takes on new dimension with found objects.

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At a Glance:

#4413 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Scroll - 30594

Number Needed: 1
$6.99
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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Dragonflies - 30621

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$4.49
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz. - 320

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dark Brown, 2 oz. - 416

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Linen, 2 oz. - 420

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz. - 480

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Solid Bronze, 2 oz. - 663

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$2.69
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Glazed Carrots, 2 oz. - 741

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$1.59 $1.10
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemonade, 2 oz. - 904

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Buttercup, 2 oz. - 905

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz. - 920

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$1.59 $1.10
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Clover, 2 oz. - 923

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$1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Butter Pecan, 2 oz. - 939

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$1.59
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • FolkArt Painting Stencils - Small - Ditsy Floral, #30623
  • Flat brush ¼”-1/2”
  • Stencil brush ¼”-1/2”
  • Liner brush #1
  • Wood plaque 12” x 10”
  • Sandpaper
  • Transfer paper
  • Tape
  • Craft knife
  • Found objects –gears and keys
  • Glue
  • Wax stick or white candle

Instructions

1.    Base coat plaque Dark Brown. Rub candle or wax stick over surface and paint Titanium White. When dry sand plaque until desired weathered effect.

2.     Paint edge Solid Bronze.

3.    Transfer birdhouse pattern to plaque. Tape off body and paint Buttercup. Leave tape and stencil Ditsy Floral with Lemonade. Remove tape.

4.    Lay tape over pedestal and cut shape with craft knife. Tape off roof. Paint roof Autumn Leaves and pedestal Butter Pecan.

5.    Leave tape on both and stencil roof with scroll design in Glazed Carrots.

6.    Dry brush pedestal with Linen and paint detail lines in Dark Brown with liner brush. Remove tape.

7.    Stencil grass in Clover and dragonflies with Jamaican Sea and Calypso Sky. Bodies of dragonflies are Solid Bronze.

8.    Using craft knife, carefully care a slit for key. Glue key and found objects to plaque.
 

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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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