Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The whole picture!


Here it is......this is the finished article! Some long while ago, when I was first recruited into Guiding I went on a Camp in the New Forest and we each got one of these miniature bird boxes to decorate.When I got back I ordered some for myself and they have been hanging about ever since. Now a technique I have been wanting to try for ages is when you get paper napkins and stick them down with loads of PVA....so when I finally found some I liked at Wakehurst Place I knew that this is what I was finally going to do with my Bird House.For the roof I inked, gessoed and sprayed on some book pages that I had stuck to card and then I inked two colours through some sequin waste. To make the tiles I punched out about a million little hearts and curled them slightly before sticking them down in rows.It still needed a little something so I added the vintage lace edging and some subtle glitter on the white patches. I was going to add some dangley bits to the corners but I think actually it is finished just as it is.

I think I have 3 more houses somewhere.....





6 comments:

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Wow! Beautiful

Tinkertaylor said...

So pretty a work of art, must try the paper napkin idea

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Tasha! x

Linda said...

Oh that's fabulous Tash! YOu must bring it to Burn's next time so i can see it irl!

Sid said...

Great birdhouse, love your roof tiles !!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oooh, I love how this turned out! Great idea with the hearts!

Lucy x