Friday, October 9, 2015

Haunted Altered Bird House

Hello, it's Ann here today with a spooky project!  I am getting a jump start on Halloween cause it is so much fun!  For my project on the Creative Paperclay® Design Team I turned an unfinished new wooden bird house into a Haunted house with some Creative Paperclay®.  Here is a picture:

To make one similar to this you start with an unfinished wooden bird house (I got this one at Dollarama, Dollar Store), and Creative Paperclay®.  

First take a large chunk of clay and roll it out to about a 1/4 inch in thickness.  Use a non stick mat on your work surface to make lifting the clay easier.

Using an embossing folder or any other texture marking tool, press into the clay to create the look of bricks.

Brush on a thin coat of watered down tacky glue to the wooden surface of the house and then apply the clay sheet over that.  Press down the clay to make sure it sticks well.

After the clay has been placed it is time to use some imagination and some dry paint brushes and old toothbrushes to add texture.

Once the clay is dry it is time to give the house a few coats of paint in a scruffy manner to make it look more distressed.

Once the paint is dry, glue on some Halloween themed party favours and  embellishments. 

 To give more interest I added some silver metallic Creative  Medium, and rubbed it on here and there.

Wooden unfinished bird house (Dollarama)
Crafter's Acrylic Paints in Slate Blue, and Black (Deco Arts)
Halloween themed party favours, and embellishments (Dollarama)
iLoveToCreate® Aleene's Tacky Glue
Hot Glue (Dollarama)
Brick Pattern Embossing Folder Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium in Metallic Silver

I hope that you are inspired to make your own decorations.  To see other projects I make please stop by my blog at:

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Come back and check out our Halloween Blog Hop Projects, we promise to be Spooky!

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