Monday, July 28, 2014

"Harmony" Altered Birdhouse

Hello, Authentique friends!  Keely here to share an altered birdhouse I created with the beautiful "Harmony" collection.

 I love taking found objects and making them new.  I found this lovely birdhouse at a second hand store.  It was a bit worn and had chipped paint but I knew that it would make a beautiful altered piece.

First, I sanded the old paint and wiped the birdhouse clean with a damp cloth.  When it was completely dry, I repainted the birdhouse white, the base black, and the accents gold.  Next, I used my trusty ruler to measure and cut patterned paper for each piece of the birdhouse.  Yes...it was a bit time consuming, but it was such a fun project to work on.  I then used my ink pad to apply ink to all edges of the birdhouse.

 

My favorite adhesive for altered projects is Decoupage by DecoArt.  Its a glue and a sealer. It does dry quickly so only add enough adhesive for one piece at a time.  I then added diecuts with dimensional foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added ribbon and that amazing butterfly.

 

My favorite part of this project was combining these beautiful papers, diecuts, and stickers.  The lovely colors and patterns of the "Harmony" collection are perfect for creating any altered project for your home.  Try taking something old and making it new again.

Supplies:
Authentique "Harmony" collection
DecoArt Decoupage adhesive
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold, Chalkboard black, and white paint
Fiskars border punch
Offray ribbon
GlueArts U Cut It 3D Adhesive Foam Blanks
MementoLuxe Peanut Brittle Ink
Michael's butterfly



10 comments:

  1. Upcycled with class! Love the choice of papers.

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  2. Keely this is just amazing!!! What a fun project and your use of papers is stunning!! Wonderful inspiration today thank you hugs Amy :-)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing birdhouse.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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