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Summertime Beach Birdhouse

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Summertime Beach Birdhouse

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Give a wooden birdhouse a summertime theme with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Brown Sugar (DA534)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Deep Turquoise (DA524)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • wooden birdhouse (Michaels)
  • #1 round brush
  • 1/2" stencil brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the birdhouse surface is clean and dust free.
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (2) parts Cotton Ball with (1) part School Bus. Use mix to basecoat the entire roof. Rinse brush.
  3. Use the same brush and Coastal Waters to basecoat all sides of the birdhouse. Rinse brush.
  4. Use a #6 flat brush and Vanilla Shake to paint the base (or in this case the beach sand). Rinse brush and let dry completely.
  5. Load a small stencil brush with Brown Sugar and pounce randomly on the base to add more of a sandy look. Rinse brush.
  6. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the waves pattern around the birdhouse on all four sides.
  7. Use a #1 round brush and Deep Turquoise to fill in the waves.
  8. Use the same brush and Cotton Ball to loosely paint clouds on the front and back of the birdhouse. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
  9. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the life preserver around the opening. Use a #6 flat brush and Cotton Ball to basecoat the life preserver. Rinse brush.
  10. Use the same brush and Lipstick to paint sections of the life preserver. Rinse brush.
  11. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace or transfer the sun pattern to the roof.
  12. Use a #6 flat brush and School Bus to paint the rays and center of the sun. Rinse brush.