The April Garden Party session of Artist Class will include a great tutorial for this wonderful architectural birdhouse and the delicious chippy paint process used to give it that natural stucco and rust appearance.
Imagine going to your favorite flea market and finding an old stucco birdhouse that’s been created from found architectural pieces that have that aged chippy appearance we all love. That is what we are going to create, and the techniques you will learn can be applied to many other projects as well.
The birdhouse brings the garden indoors with it's natural finish and bird's nest & egg detail.
Adaptable for other wood pieces, this chipped paint technique is a combination of the right materials and these easy to follow instructions. You'll soon be using it on all of the wood in your house!
Karen Valentine has been creating art of one kind or another her whole life. Her artistic point of view usually involves vintage elements or items made to look old and worn. She describes herself as a “modern girl with a vintage heart” and that certainly is reflected in her creative style. Karen is new teaching but is very excited about sharing her favorite how-to’s with all of us.
You can visit Karen's blog, My Desert Cottage, for more great art, garden and home ideas.