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Pedestal Birdhouse with Crackle Finish

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Add a beautiful decoupaged birdhouse to any room.
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

$15.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Toasted Vanilla, 2 oz.
Item #2577
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 - Burnt Umber 2 oz.
Item #462
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 - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #503
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 - Crackle Medium, 8 oz.
Item #696
Gives a weathered, time-worn finish to projects.

$5.99

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

$6.29

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.
Item #CS11291
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries to a glittery silver finish, letting you add extra pizzazz to your projects. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.

$7.29

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
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
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Nature
Wood birdhouse of choice
Wood candlestick
Acrylic shape bird
Assorted charms
Ribbon
White craft glue or hot glue
Brush basin or container for water
Foam plates
Paper towels
Fine grit sandpaper

Instructions

Preparation Instructions
  1. Neatly basecoat the body of the birdhouse and center of candlestick Toasted Vanilla. Basecoat birdhouse base Burnt Umber and trim Yellow Citron. Basecoat base top and bottom sections of candlestick Burnt Umber and add a section of Yellow Citron. (Refer to photo). Allow to dry, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper. Reapply basecoat if needed.

  2. Apply one coat of Crackle Medium to birdhouse roof and center section of candlestick. Allow to dry. When dry, paint a smooth even coat of Burnt Umber over the Crackle Medium. NOTE: Do not over stroke as crackling will immediately begin to appear.

  3. Using scissors cut out desired paper shapes.

Crafting Instructions
  1. Using ¾” flat brush, apply Mod Podge to backside of paper pieces. Apply to the dry prepared birdhouse. Press in place. Using Mod Podge squeegee holding at a 45° angle, pull squeegee toward you over wet papers using light pressure. This will release any caught air bubbles as well as squeeze out any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Mod Podge paper to backside of acrylic bird shape and if desired, add a second paper shape to front of acrylic shape for added dimension.

  2. Using the writer tip of the Clear Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, apply dimension to the words “fly” and “soar” on the sides of the birdhouse. Add Silver Glitter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the leaves on the front of the birdhouse. Allow to dry.

  3. Using ribbon, tie a bow around the candlestick and add charms to the ribbon tails.

  4. Using white craft glue or hot glue, attach the candlestick to the base of the birdhouse. Also attach the bird acrylic shape.
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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