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Summertime Beach Birdhouse

Summertime Beach Birdhouse

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 23rd 2015

Give a wooden birdhouse a summertime theme with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #6 flat brush
    • wooden birdhouse
    • #1 round brush
    • 1/2" stencil brush

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Make sure the birdhouse surface is clean and dust free.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (2) parts Cotton Ball with (1) part School Bus. Use mix to basecoat the entire roof. Rinse brush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use the same brush and Coastal Waters to basecoat all sides of the birdhouse. Rinse brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a #6 flat brush and Vanilla Shake to paint the base (or in this case the beach sand). Rinse brush and let dry completely.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Load a small stencil brush with Brown Sugar and pounce randomly on the base to add more of a sandy look. Rinse brush.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the waves pattern around the birdhouse on all four sides.
    12. Use a #1 round brush and Deep Turquoise to fill in the waves.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Use the same brush and Cotton Ball to loosely paint clouds on the front and back of the birdhouse. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the life preserver around the opening. Use a #6 flat brush and Cotton Ball to basecoat the life preserver. Rinse brush.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. Use the same brush and Lipstick to paint sections of the life preserver. Rinse brush.
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to trace or transfer the sun pattern to the roof.
    21. Instruction #11
    22. Use a #6 flat brush and School Bus to paint the rays and center of the sun. Rinse brush.
    23. Instruction #12

    DOWNLOADS

    Life Saver Pattern
    Sun Pattern
    Waves Pattern