Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hi everyone, Marelle here.
 Hope you are all doing well - what fabulous crafty weather we are having in Victoria!  Winds of 142km per hour - "I don't think we are in Kansas anymore Toto"!!
 One of our amazing DT has been taking advantage of the cold wintery conditions, you will be amazed at what she has created!!
Narelle has done an amazing job of these cute Dusty Attic birdhouses.  Here is how she went about creating them.  I know once you see them you will want to start creating decorated birdhouses from Dusty Attic - we would love to see your creations!
"These Dusty Attic birdhouses were so much fun to play with and you could decorate them to suit any theme! "

For the first one I inked the pieces with brown ink, concentrating the ink on the outer edges. I covered the roof with a single piece of woodgrain paper and used a fence and bird sticker to decorate around the bottom of the house, and added some ManorHouse roses.

For the purple house I assembled the house first then painted it mauve, followed with a coat of lilac paint.  Whilst the paint was still wet I heated it with a heat gun (getting up quite close) so that the paint bubbled and gave a weathered appearance).  I die-cut scalloped shapes from woodgrain paper to create the tiled roof, before adding molossi rainbow sticky bling and Manorhouse flowers.

For the final house I wanted to create a Christmas feel (imagine how cute these would look hanging on a Christmas tree?!).  For this one I covered each of the pieces in patterened paper, cut them out with a craft knife and then glued the piece together using Helmar tacky craft glue before adding the Manorhouse"Extravagent' bling trim, Molossi Silver bling and  Manorhouse flowers." 

Other products used:-
Simple Stories Patterned papers and stickers
MFT dienamics die
Tim Holtz Distress ink
Jo Sonjas paints



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