Saturday, September 18, 2010

An Art House for the Birds?

As you know, I've been busy making samples for The Art House Studio ScrapFest booth. Here is one I have been dabbling with for the last few days.
  • The Bird House (that I picked up this summer at the Dollar Store) was painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints (green, purple, and tan)
  • The Roof is thatched with Viva Decor's "Modeling Grass"
  • I used Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Matte Medium to adhere a collage of 7 Gypsies Conservatory Paper to the "body" of the house. Making sure to punch a whole with a circle cutter large enough to adhere over the hole.

  • A thin layer of Transparent "Croco" Crackle Medium by Viva Decor and let dry overnight.
  • I used Viva Decor's Pearl Pens to fill the middle of some old Prima Flowers I had in my tickle trunk and adhered them with 3 in 1 Glue to the House.
  • I used another Viva Decor Pearl Pen to make the stems and leaves for the flowers.
  • I took a white satin-like ribbon and coloured it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and tied it around the base.
  • Legs were painted with Studio Paint and adhere to the bottom of the house with 3 in 1 Glue. (I have the small spindles for sale in my vintage area in the studio)
  • A Tim Holtz Bird Charm was added to the house with a pop dot.
The flag.... I used a piece of Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas to create the flag.
  • I printed my logo on my ink jet printer and cut it out.
  • Then I applied the logo to the canvas using Claudine's Studio Matte Medium.
  • I painted (with Claudine's Green Studio Paint) and inked the flag with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • I attached the sticky side to the back of the 7 Gypsies Paper and cut it out in flag shape (triangle) then I gave it a water spritz and shaped the flag with my fingers. Once dry, this will hold it's shape.
  • Using a Paper Piercer, I poked holes in the end of the "flag" at attached it to a small dowel with some 24 Gauge Brown Wire.
Love how the flag turned out.
I don't know... did I miss anything? Hope you like. *smile* I love how this showcases some of the new products I have in the studio and shows you yet more ways you can use Claudine's Studio Line.
Have a great day everyone!


Kelly said...

Does that grass texture come in a more neutral shade - like a tan/light brown colour?

Karen Ellis said...

Yes it does :) I have ti here. Those are the two shades I brought in. Natural and Green :)

Kelly said...

Cool!!! I'll have to remember to look for it the when I'm in for the next technique club.