Friday, March 18, 2011

Decorated Birdhouse

by Janine Blackwelder

McGill Punches:
     -92095 Dimensional Flourishes
     -92089 Dimensional Birds
     -92088 Dimensional Butterflies
     -81013 Silhouette Flower
     -81014 Silhouette Butterfly
     -92085 Designer Leaves
     -64004 Paper Blossoms Buttercup
     -64006 Paper Blossoms Baby Blooms
     -64007 Paper Blossoms Petite Petals
     -64005 Paper Blossoms Star Flower

Additional Supplies:
     -My Minds Eye Pattern Paper
     -Bazzill Cardstock
     -Kaiser Craft Bird House
     -Ink (brown and black)
     -Hero Arts "Big Circle" Stamp set
     -Zig Black Marker
     -Plaid Craft Paint "Fresh Foliage"
     -Hero Arts Clear Gems
     -3M Foam mounting tape
     -Green Floral Foam and Floral wire
     -Acrylic Block
     -Sponge Applicator
     -Extra Fine Grit Sandpaper
     -Paint brushes

Sand and cover the birdhouse with pattern papers.  Sand and paint edges of any wood trim that is exposed like the rooftop and the shelf.  Ink around the edges for a more distressed look.  Add punched Birds, Butterflies and flourishes to the birdhouse.  To add some more dimension to your birdhouse try bending a few of the Butterfly wings up as if they were in flight.  Fold a Butterfly in half to make it look as if it has landed.  Layer the different flower shapes to create  more interesting flowers.  Add some floral foam to the window box and then add some floral wire to back of your flowers and push the wire into the window box.  Continue to embellish the birdhouse as you wish.  These really make fun home decor pieces and will be a great addition to any room.

As always we would love to see any projects you have created using McGill Inc. Paper Punches. 

Till next time, Happy Crafting.


Tammy said...

Beautiful! I love the color combo - so bright and spring. I have a shelf in the living room where that would look great! :) I must make one myself....

Susan said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Adorable birdhouse!

Sharla said...

Very cute and springy!! Love it!

wanda50 said...

WOW!!! Girlfriend it amazes me what you do with them punches. I love the "Spriing" colors...Spring Is In The Air" and you make it so special. Thanks for sharing...

Sheri said...

Oh man Janine! There is just so much here to love! The inspiration is endless!"
I added a new project to my blog with a few McGill Roses. I would love for you to stop by. :)