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Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome Friday readers!
Yes indeedy- I've been using that AC Pocket Series Steampunk Mini Gears Stencil again!
We have a Wren that visits every year and he is my husband's favorite bird!    Our little chatty Wren has kept residency in a tattered old birdhouse that we glue back together every spring- in time for his arrival- Well, next Spring we'll have a surprise awaiting him...his brand new digs!










   1. Start out with garage sale birdhouse- paint coat of gesso over house
 2.Paint main body of house with favorite color( I choose light Robin egg blue)
 3. Paint the roof shingles- I choose Dina Wakley's ~ Umber mixed with the light Robin egg blue
4. Next I painted the base with Dina Wakley's~ Ruby  paint



 




 
5. On a separate sheet of paper I stenciled with black paint ArtistCellar's Mini Gear stencil - all over- lots of them!  
I then cut the gears out with pinking shears to give them the edgy look!
6. Finally , I glued all of my gears onto all sides of the house using a decoupage medium.
7. Hubby will give the house it's final coat of an outdoor sealer and we'll tuck it away until Spring.

Finished! new digs for 2015 for the Wren family! Steampunk style!


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As always, thanks so much for visiting! ")  Jackie

18 comments:

Carmen Whitehead said...

This is wonderful Jackie, I love it! I'm sure the birds will love their steampunk home.

Martice Smith II said...

Hi Jackie! What a wonderful and clever idea to use pinking shears top cut out the gears. A very bold look! Great job :)

Nancy TeWinkel said...

Well that turned our just plain old delightful! Can't wait to hear the birds reaction! May bring family and friends!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So cute. I am sure the wren will feel right at home. xox

Renee said...

Love this! The color combo is great.

Bindu said...

That one is very pretty Jackie. I like the beauty emerged from the plain birdhouse.

Darlene Campbell said...

Color combos are awesome! Loving your 3-D work. I like that you cut out the gears then adhered them. Also would like to meet that funky wren family. You're going to have to raise their rent.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

this is so awesome!
TFS
bibiana

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh your hubby's wren is going to be delighted with this! You are really becoming a top designer for the Animal Kingdom! I love this Jackie, it is so pretty and quirky. It's going to look gorgeous with a cheeky little wren in residence! xxx

butterfly said...

What a lovely makeover for the bird house - the roof looks really cool!
Alison x

Bev said...

Well you are raising property values in the neighbourhood ,that little Wren will be the envy of all the others ,wonderful work and attention to detail ,you and Riley are some team,hey you could sell these for sure...

Ruth L said...

Such a lovely birdhouse I loved the idea of steampunk I don't know what the birds think about, about that little cottage (of course a bit bigger) would be perfect for me ;-)

denthe said...

That Wren is one lucky bird! I would like to live in a house like that ....

Anita Houston said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! Awesome alteration!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh what a gorgeous make over, it looks fantastic, love how you did the roof!!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Jackie! I love it. The birds will love it. You must take pictures next sping so we can see the birds enjoying it.

Elly said...

Congrats Jackie you're one of the Stampendous Blog Hop winner (:o) And i love your bird house ♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a cool birdhouse! Love it!