Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you a small balsawood birdhouse which measures approximately 3" x 5" high, that I got from Michaels in San Diego recently. Yes I hear you asking, when did you go there ? Well both of my daughters work in the Airline Industry and I came up with the idea I could go virtual shopping when they came across a craft shop, isn't technology amazing ! So they simply Face Time me and walk around the craft shop showing me things I would like. Isn't that a COOL idea !
The shape of this sweet little birdhouse caught my eye and I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it.
I wrapped garden string all around the roof gluing as I went, giving it a coat of Multi Medium to seal it.
I wanted a brick effect on my house and with a stencil just not being practical to place on the shapes I decided to make my own bricks out of packaging from my Tim Holtz Stencils.
I started laying my bricks pushing into Texture Paste similar to laying tiles and this is the finished effect.
My fence is a Magnolia die. My grass and tiny flowers are from Cheery Lynn.
I decorated my die cut fence colouring my flowers with Copics and shading my fence with Distress before adding to my house.
I then added a little Flower Soft to the base to look like grass.
My little Doves were a wooden die cut. I heat embossed some Lindys Embossing Powders into and added a little Distress Paint to shabby it up.
My birds are from Cheery Lynn's Bird Bath (Set of 2).
My branches were all shaded with Copics and my Blossom flowers added.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I have some more Birdhouses of different sizes which I will be decorating shortly.
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