Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Mini Bird House Class week 2 and final

As I'm off doing a workshop tomorrow and Blogger is notoriously bad a scheduled posts when I use Inlinkz I've decided to put up the 2nd part of the class is the 2nd and concluding part to this mini workshop.

By now...I would hope LOL, that the modelling paste has dried.  Just touch around the edges and pick up the texture with a foam pad and some Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Apply glue and slot the scalloped pieces on to the embossed tube top and bottom with the textured side facing the same way up on both pieces.

Glue the birdhouse body to the top of the tube with the textured side facing upwards (apply plenty of glue to get a good hold).  Then glue the roof onto the birdhouse.  Remember, there is no need to use the base piece of the birdhouse.

Ink the bird and branch with Weathered Wood Distress Ink (optional, stamp a swirly design onto the bird and heat emboss with silver embossing powder).

Glue the wing to the bird and glue the bird and branch to the front as shown below.

Paint one of the square pieces from the plaque pack with Gesso or white paint.  If you don't have the plaque pack any suitable piece of sturdy chipboard will be fine.

Once the paint is dry edge with Weathered Wood distress ink using a foam pad as shown.

Using a snowflake stamp or similar, stamp over the base and heat emboss with detail white embossing powder.

Glue the made up birdhouse and stand to the base as shown.

Ink 4 holly leaf flourishes with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and press the pieces gently into a Versamark ink pad.  Sprinkle some of the Stampendous embossing enamel over the top and heat.  You want the appearance of a sprinkling of snow.

Glue the holly leaves to the base.  Paint in white on both sides the word Christmas and glue this to the base as well.

And there you have it....a really quick project that looks fantastic on a mantlepiece or as a table decoration for Christmas.  I hope you have enjoyed the class.

I have popped a linky tool in this post until Christmas Eve.....anyone that manages to complete the class will be entered into a draw for a little prize.


  1. This is soooo gorgeous. What a lovely birdhouse. And beatiful the whole description with it. Lovely colors and details. Great Work.
    Lovely greet and a nice weekend

  2. this is really pretty Di - love the effect of the snow using the enamel...very effective xx