Saturday, 1 February 2014

Altered Eclectics DT Piece - A little bird told me

I treated myself to this extremely expensive (99p) mini birdhouse from The Works whilst I was away in the Lakes recently, I based it with Mud Splat Fresco Finish Paint and dry brushed Nougat over the whole thing to "weather" it and highlighted the edges with Treasure Gold Renaissance.  Then I set to work on all the wooden embellishments bought at various times so I've no idea what came from where (in fact I think hubby got me some for filler birthday and Christmas gifts over the years).

I died the winged clock with Pumpkin Soup Fresco Finish as this is a Translucent paint so none of the detail was lost, I then embossed it with clear powder.  I used Chocolate pudding on the Home and the big bird, I then used Crackle Glaze and Stone on the Home (the crackle is quite small but it's there) and Treasure Gold Renaissance on teh big bird.

The swirl and the little bird on a twig I embossed, the swirl in Stampendous Detail Copper and the bird in Debbi Moore Metal Magic Blue Vein (not much of the blue showed up tho).










8 comments:

Helen said...

Looks fabulous!! Not seen these in our Works, must go in next time I'm passing.

Hazel Agnew said...

That is fabulous Jax, love the birds and it's all come together beautifully. X

craftimamma said...

What a smashing project Jax! I love little bird houses and you've altered this one beautifully. The little birds are gorgeous and the embossing looks great.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous Jax. xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks wonderful Jax, you did a brilliant job. I got one of them in The Works too, but still haven't done anything with it. :(

Claire said...

Lovely project Jax - really like the winged clock on top. Claire x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really good alteration Jax love it x

massofhair said...

Fab birdhouse, love your colour palette & little embellies. Turned out really brill:-) x