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Pretty in Pink Bird and House

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Add Charm to any room with this adorable Birdhouse
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #515
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.


FolkArt ® Metallics - Rose, 2 oz.
Item #652
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.


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.


Mod Podge ® Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
Item #CS12925
Use it on its own or with any Mod Podge formula to create fine eggshell cracks on any decoupage surface.


Other Supplies
Wood bird house
Wood holder
2 pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper
Glass knob
Velvet ribbon
Strip of satin fabric (torn for bow)
Gold berries
Black sequin
Balsa wood
Printed words
Hairspray
Sand paper
Bird template
Distress ink
Wax candle
Paintbrush
Pencil
Craft knife
Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Remove dowel from birdhouse and paint edges of birdhouse and candleholder with Metallic Rose. Allow to dry.
     
  2. Rub wax candle over candlestick and paint with Vintage White. Allow to dry.
     
  3. Use sandpaper to sand off areas of paint on candle holder until you achieve the desired look. Set aside.
     
  4. Use template to trace bird on balsa wood and cut out with craft knife and sand smooth.
     
  5. Measure and cut scrapbook papers and adhere to birdhouse and bird with Matte Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
     
  6. Sand off excess paper until smooth.
     
  7. Distress edges with Distress ink.
     
  8. Type and print words (Spray with hairspray if used an inkjet printer).
     
  9. Cut words out, ink edges, and adhere to bird and birdhouse with Matte Mod Podge.
     
  10. Apply a coat of 1 Step Crackle Mod Podge over entire Birdhouse, bird, and candle holder. Allow to dry.
     
  11. Tear a strip of fabric and make bow leaving the edges frayed.
     
  12. Use hot glue to attach eye onto bird, velvet ribbon onto birdhouse, bird onto birdhouse, glass knob, bow, and berries to birdhouse. Glue on candle holder to bottom of birdhouse.
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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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