The Little Bird Cottage

Hello arty-crafty people,

Lekha here with my take on the Stone Texture Paste and my inspiration for this month’s challenge. But before that, wanted to show you my last shopping haul from Itsy Bitsy store. I have always loved these handmade flowers from IB and the Sale is the best time to buy them at amazing prices. So if you missed having these in your stack and than hurry and buy these gorgeous flowers from the IB store. Would share my projects¬† using these flowers soon.

Coming to the project inspiration using the Stone Texture paste, I made this pretty bird house.

  1. I started with adding a layer of white gesso to the bird house,  mainly so that when in the later stage the Stone Texture Paste is added it adheres well to the surface and no wooden surface peeps through the texture paste.

2. Next I have used the gorgeous decoupage paper for the body of the bird house. Deco Magic glue is perfect for the decoupage process.

3. Using a palette knife added the paste in Rose Milk shade to the slanted roof of the bird house. Totally loved the outcome of the texture paste. Since the paste has fine natural sand as its main ingredient, the outcome is amazing. The paste dries soon.

4. For the base of the bird house, I have added Chocolate Fudge Stone Texture Paste.

5. Once the paste dried I used another favorite product from the mixed media range- Metallic wax. Use your finger tips to add the metallic wax (Copper Blaze) to the textured surface to add a little dimension. Metallic waxes are beeswax formulations and very smooth and velvety to touch.

6. I have also added Walnut Cream chalk paint to the lower rim of the bird house and also the crevices of the slanted roof.

7. To add a little element to the bird house I have added crackle using the two step Crackle Medium. For the crackle medium, use a flat brush to apply an even base coat. Once dry (it will be a little tacky to touch) add an even layer of the top coat. The cracks would start appearing as the top coat dries. To enhance the cracks rub Copper Blaze metallic wax using your finger tip. You can wipe off the excess using a soft cloth.

To add a little more color, I have added my favorite handmade flowers from Little Birdie.

Just look at this cute pink birdie ( it’s a many year old Itsy Bitsy haul from my stash, never found a better way to use this cute thing.)

Hope you liked the Little Bird Cottage!! Do share your projects with us that you make with Stone Texture Paste and join us for the monthly challenge.

Keep Crafting!!

Lekha

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