Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother's Day! I have a fun project to share with you today made using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s Birdhouse and Dogwood along with some step by step photos showing how I assembled and painted the birdhouse.
I cut all the pieces for the birdhouse. I attached the two house sections together by adhering cut strips to the inside to secure them in place.
I cut an additional section of house, cut it in half and applied ATG adhesive,
I attached one side of the house to the center of the support piece.
I attached the other side of the house to the support piece to complete the closure.
For a test I painted a scrap strip of cardstock with antique linen crackle paint and allowed it to dry. I have to admit that I am so impatient that I heat dried it with my heat gun. The antique linen paint was the only color I had so I decided to try my hand at coloring it with Copic markers. I know….don’t laugh! I wanted my house to look like real wood. My test worked pretty good so I decided to try it out on the whole house.
I painted the house with crackle paint and allowed it to dry(with the help of my heat gun). LOL!
I colored the house with a medium brown marker.
I wasn’t totally satisfied so I colored again with a darker brown.
I attached the roof sections together with the same kind of support pieces that I used on the house.
I painted the roof with clear rock candy crackle paint. I colored over it with a dark red copic marker to add dimension and texture.
I created three dogwood and leaves and attached them to a branch cut with the bare branch die. I used my hot glue gun to attach the roof to the house.
I attached the flowers to the branch and hot glued them to the house. Here’s a closer view.
I love how the birdhouse turned out and will definitely make it again. Next time I will go for lighter colors.
Paper: Kraft Cardboard, Ruby Red, Olive, White Accessories: Sizzix Birdhouse, Dogwood, Impression Obsession Bare Branch, Distress Antique Linen Crackle Paint, Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Copic Markers E59 Walnut, E47 Dark Brown, R89 Dark Red, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit Hot Glue Gun, ATG, Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Glue Dots , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Refill Tape , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter
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This is awesome Kittie. Your so creative. And thanks for the tutorial.
Good grief Kittie! You are magnificent! How creative and artistic this birdhouse is. I wish I can get the crackle paint to crackle like yours! Just wonderful. Love it…and you!
This is just darling. I love the wood effect you were able to achieve. It is very realistic looking.
It’s amazing and part of the fun was going with you step by step in your process….very sweet of you to do all that for us. OMGosh…..how delightful! Put an early morning smile on my face this Mother’s Day.
Love it! Wow, is there nothing you aren’t exceptional at? What a beautiful piece.
I love the birdhouse in the crackle paint! My friend, Sharon Lovejoy would adore this replica of her birdhouse and it would look perfect in her garden:-D
Love your birdhouse!Awesome!Thank you for the tutorial!
Adorable! I am loving this whole line of dies – you are doing a fantastic job with them. Cant wait for my birdhouse and wheelbarrow to arrive!!
Happy Mother’s Day, and what a gorgeous surprise to see this lovely bird house, full of joy. You are amazing. I love the texture you did for the house, and of course your beautiful flowers. Your crackle paint and colors of choice are perfect. Wouldn’t this look beautiful as a center piece with your flowers and raffia. for a supper bar-b-Que. or luncheon. Just gorgeous. thank you so much for the step by step tutorial. Makes us anxious to try…..hugs…have a wonderful week-end.
This is awesome Kittie! Happy Mother’s Day!
HAPPY MOM’s DAY to you.
Love your birdhouse. Thanx 4 the tutorial.
Wow – this is just super Kittie! you made it so real with the distressing, painting!
such a great job on making this look like wood, pretty flowers to decorate it with!