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Love Birds Centerpiece

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Gold, 5 oz.
Item #2771
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Silver, 5 oz.
Item #2772
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 5 oz.
Item #2782
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$7.49

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Peridot, 2 oz.
Item #2789
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #4001
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Ballet Pink, 2 oz.
Item #438
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 ® Metallics - Silver Anniversary, 2 oz.
Item #506
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic 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.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Pure Gold, 2 oz.
Item #660
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic 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.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
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

Other Supplies
Country Market Bird – Wedding 5”
1 - 1½” wood wheel
3 – ¾” dowel caps
3 – 7/8” wood barrel dowels
Wood candlestick
24” – 1/8” pink satin ribbon
8” diamond rhinestone trim
4” round paper mache box
¼” & ½” flat brush
#6 shader brush
¾” tape
Small saw
White craft glue
Sandpaper
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut off 2 ½” from top of candlestick. Sand cut end of smaller piece to flatten.
  2. Basecoat lid of box and four barrel dowels Pure Gold, dowel caps Peridot and base of box Ballet Pink. Refer to photo for color placement on candlestick. Basecoat bird bodies only with Ballet Pink. Paint wheel Wicker White.
  3. Tape off stripes around base of box using tape width for measurement. Paint Silver Anniversary.
  4. Apply several coats of corresponding Glitter paint to pieces referring to bottle for application instructions.
  5. Paint beaks of birds with Pure Gold.
  6. Glue pink ribbon around lid of box. Tie bow with remaining ribbon and glue to lid as shown.
  7. Referring to photo, glue dowel caps to barrel dowels, then glue to bottom of box. Glue candlestick to center of lid, then glue rhinestone trim around base of candlestick.
  8. Glue wood wheel to top of candlestick, then love birds to wheel.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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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