Monday, September 25, 2017

Patina and Stone Birdhouse Upgrade

Time again for a blog post from the 
Finnabair Ambassadors.

This time we're showcasing the Stone Effects Pastes.

A couple of years ago Anna moved into a Irish countryside home.
She took a walk around the neighborhood to photograph the
old buildings and farmland.

This is my rendition of the old buildings she photographed along the way.
They were covered with vines, moss and wonderful patinas.

 I love using the Stone Effects and Patina Pastes on a small wooden
 birdhouse that was totally transformed into a little ancient
 church-like building. 

 First I painted the birdhouse from a craft store with a light 
acrylic paint to seal it.

Then I added Concrete Stone Effect Paste with a stencil on the sides. 
 I used the palette knife to add it all around the base and chimney.

I spread Limestone paste on the roof in a splotchy pattern. 

Layers of Patina and Rust Pastes as well as some Metallique Paints
are used on all areas of the house until it looks old and patinaed. 

The Mechanicals are painted and sprayed with Mica Powder+Water sprays 
until you get the color you want.  The stars were painted a different blue
after this photo was taken to blend in better. :)

I used 3D Matte Gel to add the stars and other embellishments. 

The wonderful thing about the Metallique Paints is the way they shimmer and 
shine when you turn them in the light. 

This is a picture of  my little house while sitting on the sun porch
with the sunset coming in the windows all around us waiting for 
the paints to dry.

I hope you enjoy this. Remember....this is is so much fun
and easier when you work on something that isn't so large that
it intimidates you....

And it's just a fun way to play with a simple little wooden house.

Check out the other Ambassador's projects on the blog 

You can do it...just play!

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