Altered Birdhouse…

Feb 17, 2011

This altered paper mache birdhouse was so much fun to make. Every little spot has something attached to it. You’ll notice all kinds of Tim’s new products attached here and there. I must admit one of the products he sent were his new light bulbs. At first I was kinda stumped on what to do with them but then I had a “light bulb moment” sorry couldn’t help myself and started tucking them in among all the other baubles and think they worked perfectly. The light bulbs are the perfect size for the miniature projects I like to create. And that fractured doll… oh how I could have a million of them and would still want more. I love those dolls so much. You will be seeing them in future projects and classes for sure.

I used loads of his Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint on the sides of the house, making sure to apply some areas thicker than others so as to get a variation in the size of the cracks. I love the aged look it gives to the paper. Also, the roof is covered with Distress Crackle Paint. Once the paint dried I applied Stickles here and there just to add a bit of sparkle to the top. Once it dried I covered the entire roof with three layers of UTEE. The UTEE adds just the right amount of dimension to the roof and finishes off this projects perfectly.

Oh and one thing I was so happy about was using the pen nib for the perch. I pulled the wooden perch out and the hole that was left was the exact size I needed to insert the pen nib into. I love it when things work out like that.

Supplies Used: Fractured Doll, Game Pieces, Corked Vials, Light Bulbs, Hanger Clips, Adornments, Chain Tassels, Pen Nibs, Paper Stash ~ Crowded Attic, Salvage Sticklers ~ Crowded Attic, Memo Pins, Baubles, Distress Crackle Paints, Perfect Pearls, Stickles

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  • deeDee

    Love all the crackling, and those beautiful flowers. :)

  • SusanK

    Oh my goodness! Any bird would DIE to take up residence this this totally cool birdhouse!

  • Jan

    Greetings Lisa.

    Well, I fell asleep making flowers for my ARTFUL COUTURE TAG the other night! I better finish the tag ..because this birdhouse is just tooo cute for words! I love to do birds..did a couple from “Details” and everybody wants one! Its time to keep a couple projects for myself this year. I know how you feel about having to give it all away ..because I make most of my gifts for b-days, etc. Still need to find and download the manniken/dress.

    Keep the purdy purdy goodies coming,


  • http://yahoo Cherie Smutnick

    Looks like someone got the new Tim Holtz products. Bravo Lisa …. beautiful.

  • Darcy

    This really came out great Lisa. I can see someone taking the time to look all around the house, taking in all the little details on each side. So fun!