For my design team piece for the August challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I altered a little birdhouse.
The house itself was rather rough, so it took a bit of sanding down. Once done I gessoed it then painted it twice in cream acrylic paint. At this point I wasn't that keen on the look,so out came some backing papers and I ended up papering the back and both sides of the birdhouse.
I then sanded and painted up a wooden candle stick. Once both pieces were dry I used turquoise paint to add a splash of colour. After that was dry I glued the house and the candle stick together and started embellishing the whole piece.
I had a bit of a job finding a couple of birds that were the right size in comparison to the house, I eventually found some in a gift shop local to me.
Once finished the whole piece stands 11" (28cms) high and 4" (10cms) wide.
You can find the challenge here at.....Rhedd's Creative Spirit......do pop over for a lookie, it is for altered art only....and there is a fabulous prize up for grabs from Fernli Designs too...
I am entering my birdhouse in the the Altered Eclectics Challenge....HERE