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Picture of Weathered-Look Birdhouse for Feathered Friends

Designed By:

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Weathered-Look Birdhouse for Feathered Friends

Create a backyard oasis for your feathered friends with the stylish modern birdhouse. Duncan® Crackles Glazes™ helps add a weathered look while Duncan® Crystals Glazes™ give it a natural appeal.

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Instructions:

1. Wipe birdhouse with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Seal off the holes in birdhouse (not base) with painter’s tape. Pour some Pure Brilliance into hole on bottom, roll around to coat inside of birdhouse. Pour excess glaze into empty plastic container. Let dry. Remove tape.

3. Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to underside of birdhouse roof. Let dry.

4. Using Fan Glaze brush, apply two coats of Parchment Crackle to birdhouse bottom. Let dry.

5. Brush three coats of Cumulous Clouds about one-third of the way up on roof. Let dry.

6. Brush two coats Emerald Falls on top part of roof blending into areas of the Cumulous Clouds. On third coat, place larger crystal chunks in areas to create a heavier drip. Let dry. NOTE:  Apply a lighter coat around the top hole as too heavy a coat may seal the hole for hanger.

7. Stilt birdhouse and roof in kiln and fire to cone 06. 

8. When fired birdhouse has cooled, dilute the Black Bisq-Stain to a watercolor consistency and brush sections at a time into the cracks created by the Crackles Glazes.

9. While paint is wet, brush the Black into cracks and wipe back with tissue to antique. Continue until house is completely crackled.

10. Insert hanger.

NOTE: For larger cracks brush two or more coats of Crackles Glazes. The thinner the application the smaller the cracks.

Miscellaneous:

  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Small plastic container
  • Painter’s tape
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Facial tissue

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.