Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mini Birdhouse


I'm here today to share a little birdhouse I decorated to join in with the current Paperartsy challenge which is miniature art - all the details and some fab inspiration can be found HERE

So here is my little birdhouse:

It started out as a plain wooden little birdhouse - it's roughly two inches high.

I gave it a good coat of Snowflake Fresco paint and then added Wisteria to the roof and crackle glaze to all the sides and base following up with Lavender.

Then once all the lovely cracks appeared I gave some parts of it a good sanding to reveal a bit more white paint and then also dry brushed it with Wisteria and Lavender.

Next I created all my little shrink plastic embellies using Lin Brown and JOFY stamps and Lin's limited edition colours.


I stamped the zig zags from Clare Lloyd's stamp set onto the roof using cornflower blue archival.

Then added all the flowers around the house and the little chicken to the front with cosmic shimmer glue.

So there he is now hanging on my little tree that's meant to be for hanging jewellery on :-)

Love Claire x




  1. Bright and funky house Claire! Xx😀

  2. Aw this is so cute Claire! Love the sweet little chick and the pretty colour of his house.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Very cute project Claire, really liking the colour, the zig zagged roof and all the shrink plastic :-) xxx

  4. OH! The tiny bird house is so lovely, cute the Lin's bird and flowers by the shrink plastic are idea fab. xxx

  5. Love the sanding, and genius to use the zig zag on the roof! Lin little bird fits perfectly too!

  6. Your bird house looks lovely with a sense of fun too and has been distressed to perfection, love it!

  7. Hi Claire, This is such a darling little bird house, love the little flower details. and that bird is so cute.
    Avril xx

  8. Lovely depth of colour and the textures are so cool!
    Alison xx

  9. Wow wow such an awesome little bird house, I love the details and the shrink plastic images are amazing. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx