Thursday, April 2, 2015

Up-Cycled feeder for arriving birds!

Welcome April!

 Today I have  an upcycled bird feeder to share using Stencil 1 Birds 3-pack set as well as DecoArt Paints.
Stencil 1 is our April partner over at
 AlteredPages.com this month.
Stop in to see what the other gals have created ")

   On with the show!
  So this is where the bird feeder started- pretty sorry looking....

 My husband is pretty resourceful and after removing the chain,securing the top and removing the old base, he used some scrap pieces of lumber from his "stash" to put on a nice wide base with edging on it for the birds to perch upon!
Next are my steps...

1. Paint roof, outside of house and inside of base with Americana Decor Chalky Finish~Heritage Ancestral
2. Paint inside house,roof edges and outside of base with Americana Decor Chalky Finish~Heritage Ancestral
3. Apply 3D Gloss Gel Medium through Swallow Mask on roof top and through Owl Mask on the side of feeder.
4. Once the gel is dry paint the Swallow with Americana~Sea Breeze;let dry and stencil over with Americana Bluegrass Green.
5. Stencil through the Owl mask Americana Multi-Surface Satin~Mushroom;when dry stencil through with DecoArt Media Acrylic Raw Umber;highlight the moon with drybushing DecoArt Media Primary Yellow.
 


6. Mix 3d Gloss Gel and Americana  Bluegrass Green through stencil around edge of base.
7. Mix  DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste~Neutral with Americana~Citron Green and stencil around outside flat part of  base.
8.When dry apply two-three coats of varnish.

 Not mentioned above, but I did stencil some flowers on the front of the roof using only the 3D Transparent Gloss Gel.



 Hope you enjoyed the walk through and once this feeder is hung and the birds start enjoying it,I'll post some photos with visitors!


Jackie ")




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22 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

That's a pretty fancy feeder--I hope that owl on the end doesn't scare the little birds!!BTW--I really liked your bouquet in your last post--I haven't done that class yet-it is one that looks interesting to me.

toni said...

Welcome Jackie! What a fantastic transformation. A really great way to use stencils and love the swallows and that little owl on the side, Thankyou for joining us at Stamps and Stencils and sharing a fantastic project ! Toni x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a fantastic makeover, just GREAT!! Hugs, Valerie

Win Dinn said...

Jackie, what a fabulous upcycle. The birds who stop at that restaurant will be dining at the neighbourhood's 'creme de la creme' establishment. Such cachet - it's gorgeous! xo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow... this looks so beautiful now ! You and hubby did a wonderful job here!
Love your new bird feeder..so artsy!
Happy Easter dear Jackie!
xxx
Susi

Glenda Hoagland said...

Jackie, the bird house is really beautiful, Your art never fails to amaze me.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Clever! Those are some lucky birdies. Beautifully done Jackie :-)

Sue C said...

Wow Jackie ! What an amazing transformation ! Fabulous use of stencils and the little owl is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us on our firt challenge at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

aimarii said...

Hyvää pääsiäistä sinulle ja linnuillesi.
They are lucky and I am sure your bird feeder is like the best of five star restaurant. Great design, great built and paint with decorations.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Jackie, what a stunning project!!! Absolutely love what you did here, those turquoise birds look so amazing. So clever and such a good idea!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a transformation! I love the turquoise swallows and the owl. You have turned a shabby old bird feeder into a magical rendezvous for the birds in your garden to visit! I can't wait to see them enjoying it. Have a lovely Easter, Jackie! xx

Sharon Smith said...

Love the colours they are so vibrant and has transformed your bird table beautifully. Thank you for joining the Stamps and Stencils challenge.

Sharon x

~*~Patty S said...

Well you really raised the value in the birdie neighborhood ;-)
You and your hubbie are a great team...this looks splendid!
oxo

Annette said...

well those are going to be some high steppin birdies is all I have to say. Great idea xoxoxo

Bev said...

Gorgeous what a feature this will make and I'm sure the birds will love it ,great joint project guys xox

Dee Adams said...

Wow lucky birds you need to make a matching bird house for them for the heavy snow days you have been getting. It would be great if you let me know what Andy Skinner courses you have been doing and how you have found them. Happy Easter to you and your family. Dee x

Uuna said...

Very beautiful! I am sure the birds 'll love this.
Very great job from both of You :-)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a lovely project, Jackie! I'm sure the birds will love it and will sing extra special beautiful for you!

denthe said...

oh, look at that! The birds will love the bright colours and inviting little house. I know I would love to eat there :-)

butterfly said...

Love the bold bright colours inviting the sunshine into April. The teal of the swallows pops so beautifully against the background. Great teamwork to create a fabulous makeover for that old bird house.
Alison xx

Ruth said...

What a fabulous project, so inventive and a treat for your little visitors! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful bright colours and an amazing transformation Jackie! So great that you had some help too! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x