Friday, August 1, 2014

Home Sweet Home....

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 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


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work, the birdhouse has turned out beautiful.

Moira xx

Zoe said...

Oh Sandie, what a stunning piece, absolutely gorgeous xx Zoe xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love it... Thank you for joining us this week over at Eclectic Ellapu. We hope to see you in future challenges.
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Sammy said...

These are so very lovely Sandie. Love the colours. x