Sunday, March 15, 2015

Birdhouse Makeover

I bought this blank wooden birdhouse on a whim months ago, thinking I would alter it one day.  It's finally got its day.

I stamped a large text stamp (Tim Holtz) in white Distress Paint onto the base, then sponged Distress Inks over the whole birdhouse.  The paint acts as a bit of a resist - you'll be able to see better in the next photo.  I stencilled some modelling paste over the top, added some bead texture gel to the bottom and to the roofline, and stuck buttons into the roof section.  Added a diecut foiled kraft bird, tucked a flower behind its ear and added a few more flowers at the base.

I'm entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Birds of a Feather,

Simon Says Monday Challenge: B is For - Bird.  And Birdhouse.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things That Fly.


  1. So pretty, Shirley ... and so much dimension and texture ... definitely touchable! Anita :)

  2. Love the fun, citrus colors! And the buttons bring a lot of charm. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  3. Wow Shirley....this is so 'tweet' (sorry, couldn't resist!) Definitely some amazing texture AND color happening here! Love the buttons and LOVE the bead hanging on the twine!

  4. I Love your adorable birdhouse Shirley - everything that you have done looks amazing! xx

  5. Oooh - what a fabulous creation - love your take take on our "things that fly" challenge.
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Caryn x

  6. Love your bird and birdhouse! So sweet! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  7. What a great altered bird house! Love the texture you added with the harlequins. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  8. Love your bird house! Wonderful colors and love the buttons! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. such a sweet little bird house! the buttons are so cute! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!