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Beachy Birdhouse

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
A beautiful birdhouse brightens any room!
  AT A GLANCE
 
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Orchid Blossom, 2 oz.
Item #2622
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Ivory White, 2 oz.
Item #427
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Olive Green, 2 oz.
Item #449
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Aqua, 2 oz.
Item #481
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Mediums - Blending Gel, 2 oz.
Item #867
Allows paint to stay wet longer while maintaining paint thickness, giving the decorative painter more time to blend, shade and highlight. Use on sealed or unsealed surfaces.

$2.09

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

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.

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