Sunday, 18 January 2015

Birthday Birdhouse Canvas

On Thursday my crafting friend Rebecca came around for a pre-birthday craft day.
I cannot claim it was my creation as I saw something similar on one of my blog hopping expeditions. December 2014. I was really drawn to them and decided I would like to do my version. I took the opportunity of  doing so when on a visit to The Range of all places, I came across lots of lovely little bird houses made from thin plywood.

The plan was set in motion and I waited for my crafting bud to come and play too.
We began by prepping the bird houses, by removing the back overhangs to enable them to sit flat on the canvas.
Next we cut lengths/strip and squares of different co-ordinating papers and stuck them on the canvas with matt medium, a coat of the same mat medium was layered over the entire canvas to seal it.
When that was dry white gesso was painted over the surface and knocked back with a baby-wipe to enable some of the papers design to show through.
The mini bird house was painted white too, dried and a tile effect roof was added for interest.
I then added texture paste through a mask again to add interest  to the project followed by random stamping with black archival ink.
 The house was stuck into position along with flowers and other die cut embellishments.
Distress inks were depressed onto a craft mat and water added to use as water colour  inks.
 Dylusions spray inks used in a similar manor to add shading around the house  and colour to the flowers.
Last but not least, is my friend Rebecca's Canvas, complete with lovely pink flowers.
Fabulous canvas Rebbecca.
 That's all for today.

Update: I am entering this project into The Craft Barn Challenge for this week - House.
I know the post is a little old but I wanted to share the project and as I only spotted the challenge at the last minute I thought I'd give it a go.
 My attempts at linking blogs are a bit hit and miss so hopefully this has worked. 







  1. Most enjoyable session, happy bunny!
    Happy Craftin

  2. This canvas is beyond beautiful. Great colors, composition, textures, flowers,...

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love it! thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x


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