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Summertime Beach Birdhouse

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Summertime Beach Birdhouse
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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.
    Step 0 Example
  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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the same brush and Coastal Waters to basecoat all sides of the birdhouse. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Load a small stencil brush with Brown Sugar and pounce randomly on the base to add more of a sandy look. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  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.
    Step 6 Example
  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.
    Step 7 Example
  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.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use the same brush and Lipstick to paint sections of the life preserver. Rinse brush.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace or transfer the sun pattern to the roof.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a #6 flat brush and School Bus to paint the rays and center of the sun. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example