Thursday, 20 March 2014

Birdhouse

Hi,
I'm Jane and this is the very 1st time that I have wrote on a blog. I was supposed to start it in the New Year but I did sort of!!!!! I got as far as picking my blog name!!!!! I've read loads about how to do a blog but I'm not computer savvy!!! Being of that age where computers hadn’t been thought of being at school lol.
I've looked at many interesting blogs n I want mine to be interesting too to you.

Ps I have loaded some photos of some of my makes and designs, if you click on My Profile I think it will take you to them. Any comments are welcome.
So here goes!!!!!

I try and do a bit of crafting everyday but some days my mojo leaves me and has a sleep for a day or two. 
I also want this to be a journey into the crafting world out there and try and do a journal along the way.
I'm going to start with a photo of a wooden birdhouse a Xmas present for my friend.
I hope you like it and would be kind enough to leave a comment and a link to your blog too.
















How I made the birdhouse;
Firstly I painted the MDF with a diluted green acrylic paint to the main body of the birdhouse and then did a brown paint wash on the roof.
Used a mask and 3d paste where I mixed in mica powder to add colour and shimmer.
Stamped images with flitter glue onto Kraft card (then cut them out) and stamped flowers and butterflies straight onto the birdhouse and gilded them. Also gilded 2 pen nibs and a plastic flower shaped button.
I had made the paper flowers months ago.
I left it at that until the next day.
I find that if I do most of the background work and prepare or make the items to decorate it and stand away from it for a while, usually overnight, so I know where to put things. I usually find what I 1st thought would change slightly to something better.
A little help sometimes from friends help too but sometimes not!!!!! Lol
Lastly I varnished all of the birdhouse but thought the roof looked a little dull so varnished with glitter modge podge and added gilded paper clay butterflies.


Materials
Some of the products I used I can't remember where I got them from so for the ones I remember I will list below.

Birdhouse - CuddlyBuddly
Gilding flakes, live, love, laugh stamp collection and Flitter glue - IndigoBlu
Kraft card - Craftwork Cards
Flowers - MCS cd.
Modge podge - QVC
Martha Stewart paper clay and moulds - Create n Craft

Thankyou for taking the time to read my very 1st post. You are welcome to leave a comment.
Jane xxx