Friday, 24 April 2015

C4E Recipe Challenge ~ Mixed Media Birdhouse

Good Morning :)
This week we have an ANYTHING GOES challenge at the C4E Recipe Challenge blog.
The challenge this week is kindly sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and there is Gorgeous DT inspiration too!
 You can find all the challenge details, entry and fabulous DT inspiration HERE.

My project this week is a Recycled Birdhouse.
The Birdhouse was last weeks C4E's crop workshop and lots of fun to make :)
The main structure of the box was made with recycled corrugated boxes. I used a template to cut out the four sides then constructed it using side hinges.
The box was then given a coat of Deco Art's Crackle Paste, followed by a wash of acrylic paint.

The Crackle Paste dries to form really defined cracks and is gorgeous!

I made the roof using 45 individual tiles! Each one was individually distress and added to the roof base.

I decorated the roof with a flower cluster to finish it off.

I kept the decoration of the Birdhouse quite simple adding another flower cluster with a Tim Holtz number plaque.
The finished Birdhouse is about 7" high!
There were so many options for this Birdhouse adding more decoration, a birds nest inside and so much more!
The girls at the workshop had lots of fun making their Birdhouses and each one was different.

Have you made a Birdhouse? Share your links in the comments below I'd love to see them :)
Thanks for stopping by
Have a great weekend!
Michele x


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