Thursday, April 23, 2015

Birdhouse Photo Display.

Hello and welcome to another day of inspiration with VLVS! and Art Anthology!!

 If you haven't, you'll definitely want to check out what's been going on this week over on the Art Anthology blog along with this weeks post here on the VLVS! blog.

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Now, on with my project!

I decided to give an old birdhouse from my stash new life!  My original idea was to make a wind chime with this baby, but after covering it in a layer of clay, it was FAR to heavy to attempt hanging---so Plan B---a photo display!

Before my clay had fully set, I stamped into it with the Butterfly Gossamer/Large image.  I just cannot get enough of this stamp!  A few Idea-ology Memo Pins were just the hardware I needed to make this piece functional.

I LOVE the texture stamped clay provides!  It's subtle, but so lovely.  After my clay had fully dried, I gave the whole piece a nice coat of  Art Antology's Velvet paints in Red Velvet and Imperial.  When this paint dries, it has a nice sheen and such a lovely sparkle!

What you couldn't see from the front, were the glass stones I've embedded into the roof.  A bit of patterned paper glued onto the bottom beforehand adds a nice pop of contrasting color against the Velvet paint.  To finish off the piece, I've sprinkled a handful of vellum butterflies to give a little more dimension to my house. 

And that's the project!  Thanks so much for joining me today, and don't forget to hop on over and see what the crew at Art Anthology has created.  See ya tomorrow!

Supplies used:

Velvet paint in Red Velvet and Imperial
wooden birdhouse
glass pebbles
patterned paper
vellum punched butterflies
Idea-ology Memo Pins


Sue said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the dimension stamping in the wet clay gives.

Kristiina Majuri said...

A gorgeous house, and you are right about that large's turning into a musthave :)

rscowtown said...

what a lovely shade of red and what a way COOL idea to turn a bird house in to a photo display! That big butterfly is awesome :)

Jean said...

Wow - this is delightful!

Sheri said...

Great project!

TangledBlueRose said...

Love the bright red! So awesome!~kim

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is very cool. I love the butterfly impression in the clay. Great colors too. TFS

JackieP Neal said...

What a stunning house- I should think you will attract many hummingbirds with that rich,delicious Red Velvet paint- Yummy!!

by belle said...

Awesome Mary!!

ionabunny said...

Yummy colour and texture. Gorgeous project. Hugz

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Mary - your altered birdhouse is stunning! How clever to stamp into the paint for a debossed effect. That butterfly is one of my favorites :)

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