My crafting buddy Lynda, sent me this adorable little bird house as part of my secret santa.....
.....so, using a combination of Marianne & Cheery Lynn dies, Americana paints, crackle mediums and distress inks, Promarkers and Marvy's..this is my altered version.
The house was painted with Americana Milk Chocolate acrylic paint. When dry, a coat of Americana Weathered Wood Crackle medium was applied. When that was dry, a coat of Buttermilk was applied and when that was also dry, I inked it gently with Walnut Stain distress ink.
The bird on branch is a Marianne die. I cut them on Grungepaper and then inked the bird with Fired Brick distress ink. The branch was coloured with a brown Marvy pen and the leaves with a Forest Green Promarker. The fence and flower are Cheery Lynn dies. The bird at the front has been doubled up, cut off the branch and then attached with a double height foam square so he's 3D'd.
To do the roof, I painted it with a couple of coats of Deep Burgundy.
When the 2nd coat of paint went on, I used my heat gun to help dry it and blister the paint in places.
When dry, I applied a small amount of Ranger Picket Fence crackle paint and finally swiped with Walnut Stain ink when it was all dry.
I really enjoyed doing this. It's not often that I actually use my crackle mediums but I might use them more often now. I really like it. Hope you like my little house.