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Plaid and Polka Dots Wood Birdhouse

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!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Basic
Item #1171
These brushes are specifically designed to work with the FolkArt ® One Stroke painting technique to produce accurate, beautiful results. How-to and care information are featured on the back of the package.

$13.49

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #1615
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

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FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #1625
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
Item #1626
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

Other Supplies
Wood birdhouse
Container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
Scissors
Ribbon
Metal eye screw
Fine grit sandpaper

Instructions


Surface Preparation: Sand any surface rough areas with fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a paper towel.

Painting Instructions:

  1. Colorbook paint/basecoat paint the following areas: Flat Sides of Roof and Perch – Grass Green, Roof Edges and Tip of Perch – Fresh Foliage, Body of Birdhouse – Pure Orange
  2. Allow to dry and reapply a second coat if necessary.
  3. Load the No. 12 Flat Brush with Fresh Foliage. Paint a stripe using the flat edge of the brush, down the middle of each wood section on the roof. Paint this strip both vertically and horizontally. Allow to dry.
  4. Load the No. 2 Script Liner Brush with Pure Orange and add the thin orange stripes to the left and bottom of the flat Fresh Foliage stripes. Be sure to paint the orange stripes both vertically and horizontally.
  5. Load the 5/8” Dauber with Grass Green. Paint large green polka dots randomly around the body of the birdhouse. Allow to dry.
  6. Using the handle end of the 3/4” Flat Brush, add polka dots of Fresh Foliage randomly on the body of the birdhouse.
  7. When dry, add dots inside the larger Grass Green dots. These dots are painted using the handle end of the 3/4" Flat Brush dipped in Pure Orange.
  8. Attach the small metal eye screw to the top center of the birdhouse.
  9. Cut length of ribbon desired and thread through the metal eye screw and knot ends, creating a hanger.
  10. Don’t forget to sign your name. Enjoy!
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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