Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Crazy Bird House

I don't go crazy.
I am crazy!
I just go normal from time to time. I am not sure if I attract crazy or if I make them that way.😁

A crazy week it's been and what better way to describe it than with the crazy birds!!
I am at the Craft Shop Blog today and totally excited to share with you all, a one stroke painting tutorial on..... any guesses?????

A Shadow Box converted to Crazy bird house. 😁😁...Crazy right?

Ever since I bought the Tim Holtz's bird crazy stamp set from the Craft Shop, I have been waiting to create something out of my comfort zone. These birds go well with literally every theme, you name it! And here is my take on the birds, a drama fusion with one stroke painting.

Here's what I did:

First I applied a coat of gesso on the box and the stand, as it is an MDF base and let it dry. I generally like to play with colours. So I mixed a little of real brown with titanium white and painted the framework of the box and the stand.

 I wanted to give the grain effect of real wood. Thought that would add to the drama, for what i have in mind. I wondered how to bring that effect. That's when the Craftreat woodgrain stencil came to my rescue.  I gave the woodgrain effect with real brown. For the inside of the box, I used Real brown.         


I painted the wiggling leaves, long leaves, geranium flowers and the violets and cut them out. Pasted some of them with tacky glue. Some with foam tape. Fence was added too.

Next, I did overlapping teardrop strokes with cardinal red and a mix of white and daffodil yellow, to form a cone on a white cardstock paper. After drying, it was cut to the desired shape and attached to the top of the box to bring out the house effect.

I stamped the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and accessories with archival black ink on a white cardstock. With different colours of Plaid Folkart Multisurface paints, I shaded the birds and assembled them in the box with foam tape and tacky glue to bring out the drama inside the bird house. 

Finally I assembled all the elements and finished the house concept.

Here are a few closeup views...

                                                    Sing in the rain......In the shower😬

The Mad Hatter.....πŸ˜‰

Loo - where the thinking cap is hyper...πŸ˜›

Owner's Issue😳

                              Fitness freaks... Gym birds (By the way... those are dumb bells)πŸ˜…

Here's the material list that I used to create this birdhouse.

Craftreat Woodgrain Stencil
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Classic Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Lime Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Titanium White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Cardinal Red
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Orange
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Look at me blue
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Aqua
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Perfect Purple
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Real Brown
Plaid Folkart Double Loading Carousel
Plaid Folkart One stroke Brushes
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps -Crazy Things
Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set - Bird Crazy
Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Tacky glue

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  1. Oh truly adorably Creative project!!!! Love it Absolutely!!!

  2. Haha so very sweet! And yes I feel good beeing crazy from time to time, or just lets say letting my inner crazyness go out, haha! Your funny birds gave me a big giggle here ;) ♥ Conny


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