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Glow in the Dark BirdHouse

Get your glow on & shine bright with the NEW FolkArt Invisible Glow Stardust Paint! Create a fun gazebo shaped birdhouse that transforms in the dark! This unique formula can only be seen when the lights are off - perfect for DIY decor, kid's projects, parties, and so much more.

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #16946 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouse, Gazebo - 12740

Number Needed: 1 $7.39
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Plaid ® Color By Me™ Brush Sets - Artist Brushes, 10 pc. - 4930E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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FolkArt ® Invisible Glow™ Acrylic Paint - Stardust, 2 oz. - 50986

Number Needed: 1 $5.49
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Juneberry, 2 oz. - 2386

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teal, 2 oz. - 2920

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Moon Yellow, 2 oz. - 2911

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cottage White, 2 oz. - 7274

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz. - 2942

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Freshcut Grass, 2 oz. - 2916

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Teddy Bear Brown, 2 oz. - 2989

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bark Brown, 2 oz. - 2907

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Camel, 2 oz. - 2945

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Other Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Optional: sand paper & white chalk paint

instructions

  1. Optional - Coat the entire birdhouse with a thin layer of white chalk paint and allow it to dry. Use your sandpaper to smooth down the wood.
  2. Use a pencil to create rough outlines of your doors and windows directly onto your surface.
  3. Paint the entire house (except the roof) with Camel. Allow to dry and add additional coats as needed to cover the raw wood.
  4. Paint the roof with Teddy Bear Brown. Allow to dry and add additional coats as needed to cover the raw wood.
  5. Paint your door with Juneberry. Allow to dry and add additional coats as needed. Create a darker thin line around your door using Juneberry mixed with brown. This creates the idea of dimension and shadow. Drybrush a bit of your lightest brown over the purple to add a bit of texture.
  6. Using a scruffy brush, create your greenery at the bottom 4th of the walls using layers of Fresh Foliage and Freshcut Grass.
  7. Paint the window frames using Teal and fill in the windows using Cottage White and Moon Yellow (see project image). Mix teal and brown and outline your window frame to create a shadow.
  8. Using a dry brush technique, lightly brush Camel and Bark Brown onto your roof with a downstroke to create the look of a thatched grass roof.
  9. When your project is completely dry, brush on your Invisible Glow as a top coat. In the project image, the entire birdhouse has a coat of Invisible glow but you could also be creative and only coat certain spots that you would like to glow. 

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Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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