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Scrolled Metallic Birdhouse with Dragonfly

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
This elegant bird house can be added to any table in your home.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Metallics - Ice Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2588
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Linen, 2 oz.
Item #420
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 - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
Item #666
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.


FolkArt ® Metallics - Peridot, 2 oz.
Item #671
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.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Dragonfly
Item #WM97085
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create a groovy project or show your allegiance with this high quality, smooth finish wooden shape.


Other Supplies
2 story birdhouse
¾” flat brush
Liner brush
Four gold gems
Hot glue
Fine sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the birdhouse with Linen. Allow it to dry and then sand it with fine sandpaper.
     
  2. Paint the roofs with Antique Copper. Paint over the Linen with the Ice Blue. Allow it to dry.
     
  3. Using the ¾” flat brush, starting at the bottom, dry brush the Antique Copper. Repeat for the top portion, starting from under the roofs, dry brush with Peridot. Allow to dry.
     
  4. Using the liner brush and the Antique Copper, add the swirls.
     
  5. Paint the dragonfly with Peridot and Ice Blue. Add detail with Antique Copper and the liner brush. Once the dragonfly dries, glue the gems to the wings of the dragonfly. Glue the dragonfly to house.

Tip:Using the sandpaper, make a rough spot where the dragonfly is to be glued. This will hold the adhesion better.

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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