after my gaff Friday! I am days late with this post. I am catching up tho'!! lolxx
Over at Vanilla Sugar this month its time to create some birdhouses....bird and bird themed pieces are everywhere at the moment, so it wasn't too hard to get hold of a birdhouse to alter, this one started off as wood....and here's what it ended up like this:-
and a side view:-
and the other side
The bird house was first painted with distress paint - bad move! now, has my paint gone off? or is it coz I'm used to and prefer the viva crocco? either way, wasn't impressed, and a la Carol it got changed!! lol I daubed distress ink over it to try and hi-light the cracks and add some depth of colour....then i stamped onto the piece with stamps from technique tuesday. The bottom and roof were coated with ferro gold iron and then stamped into whilst still wet, acryllic paint was daubed on when dry to make it look realistic (you know what I mean!!! roflxx) Grungepaper was coloured with distress inks and spritzed with glimmer mist and then birds from the Rhonna Farrer "nautre stamps" cut out and adhered, using silicone gel, to the box. The butterflies are by hero arts and were stamped onto white card and cut out, using my spray booth (aka old cardboard box) they were coloured with glimmer mist, tiny beads added to form the body and a bit of glitter finished off the wings. The side was adorned with a painted heart and a key!
Take a visit to the Vanilla Sugar blog and see the other birdhouses - they are totally gorgeous and perhaps you'll be able to join us this month.