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Haunted Birdhouse Wood Cut Out

By: Chris Myer Williams

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #17246 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unfinished Layered Shapes - Birdhouse - 63480

Number Needed: 1 $1.99 $1.19
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 2903

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 - Violet Pansy, 2 oz. - 2956

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Asphaltum, 2 oz. - 476

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack - 1059

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
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Other Supplies

  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Waxed paper palette 
  • Paper towels
  • Gray graphite
  • Stylus

instructions

  1. Birdhouse siding – Basecoat the body of the house with Classic French Gray.  Add Licorice on the chisel edge of the flat brush and paint “siding streaks” to shade each wood plank.  Highlight the siding with the same technique using Wicker White and Classic French Gray.
  2. Window and Shutters – Paint the window Moon Yellow.  Shade the window area with Asphaltum.  Using a liner brush loaded with thinned Licorice, paint the window panes.  The shutters are painted Licorice and detail lines of Classic French Gray are added.
  3. Window above Door – Base in the window shape with Moon Yellow and then shade with Asphaltum.  Window panes are painted Classic French Gray, then outlined with Licorice.
  4. Door – Basecoat the door Violet Pansy.  Shade the left side with Licorice.  Highlight the right side with Pure Orange.  The hinges and door knob are painted Classic French Gray and then outlined with Licorice.
  5. Roof – Basecoat the roof Violet Pansy.  Paint Licorice and Pure Orange shingles using a flat brush.
  6. Pumpkin – Base the pumpkin shape Moon Yellow.  Begin to add Pure Orange to create the pumpkin color.  Shade the sections with Asphaltum and then outline with Licorice.
  7. Ghost and Boo – These two areas are painted Wicker White and then outlined with Licorice.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
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