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Trick or Treat Silhouette Birdhouse

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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FolkArt ® Gems™ - Platinum, 2 oz.
Item #2152
FolkArt Gems are perfect for adding a little shimmer or an intense glitter to your projects. The base formula dries clear, yielding excellent adhesion of glitter particles. They can be used on any porous surface, such as paper and wood. These water-based acrylics are certified non-toxic.

$2.29

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pueblo, 2 oz.
Item #2249
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

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.
Item #527
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 - Tangerine, 2 oz.
Item #627
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 - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
Item #641
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 - Dove Gray, 2 oz.
Item #708
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 - Glazed Carrots, 2 oz.
Item #741
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 - Taffy, 2 oz.
Item #902
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 - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
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
Generic birdhouse (one used in picture is a 5 hole tower)
½” & 1/8” Flat brush
1/8” Stencil brush
#4 Round brush
#1 Liner brush
Craft knife
Cardstock or very thin cardboard
Transfer paper
Stylus

Instructions

  1. Create circle template, transfer circle pattern to cardstock or board and cut out with craft knife.
  2. Paint roof and eaves of house Brilliant Blue.
  3. Paint small birdhouse side Glazed Carrots, middle side with Tangerine and rest with light orange mixture of Taffy plus Tangerine. Paint base Forest Moss.
  4. Using circle template, stencil “moon” onto roof using Glazed Carrots, shading with Pueblo and highlighting with light orange mixture.
  5. Using a very dry stencil brush and Dove Gray paint, lightly swirl clouds onto roof, building up density where desired. Using opposite end of small brush, apply light orange mixture stars to roof, dragging points from centers with liner brush.
  6. With 1/8” flat brush, paint stripes on Glazed Carrots house with watered down Pueblo to create almost a wash. . Repeat using Glazed Carrots stripes on Tangerine side, Tangerine on light orange mixture.
  7. Apply black silhouette elements with Licorice. Create posts on fence by using the opposite end of 1/2” flat brush for large dots, smaller brush for smaller dots.
  8. Brush Platinum Gems Glitter Paint on eaves, sides of roof and base. Apply small dots to stars and roof where desired with opposite end of brush.
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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