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Winter Garden Birdhouse

Americana® Acrylics

Winter Garden Birdhouse
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Winter Garden Birdhouse

designed by Cristina Smith

Winterize a house for your feathered friends with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Cocoa (DA259)
  • Slate Grey (DAO68)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Satin Decou-Page (DS114)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • small wooden birdhouse (JoAnn - #64544)
  • 1" foam brush
  • Epsom salts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the surface of the birdhouse with Slate Grey. Let dry. Paint a second coat, if needed.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix Snow White with water 1:1.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Whitewash the roof of the birdhouse.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use Cocoa to paint the bird perch and distress lines in various places on the birdhouse. Wipe the excess off with a paper towel. Paint the birdhouse edges for a distressed look.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply a generous amount of Satin Decou-Page to the roof of the birdhouse.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Sprinkle Epsom salts on the roof, covering the entire roof surface. Let dry. Apply Decou-Page to the bottom edges and corners of the birdhouse. Apply more Epsom salts and allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Attach the birdhouse to a wooden base or display as is.
    Step 6 Example
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