With Halloween just a mere 10 days away, I have been in quite the spooky decorating mood. Today I'm sharing a Haunted Halloween Birdhouse! I have a step by step photo tutorial to share, as well as a video walk through of my steps. Enjoy...
First you will cover your wooden birdhouse with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso and let dry. Then color all over the birdhouse with Gelatos Double Scoop Silver Ice and Raspberry and Gelatos Color Blood Orange and Squid Ink. Adhere the black craft feathers to the roof and adhere the black trim.
Now you're going to cover it all up! I promise your birdhouse will be ok :) Use Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint to coat the entire birdhouse (except the roof) and let it dry.
Next you will add some great texture accents using a stencil and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle. I LOVE this stuff! It dries so fast and leaves so much detail to my project. Next, I added a spider web die cut to the house using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. I applied the Gel to the birdhouse, put on the spider web, and applied another coat of Gel on top.
This next step completely reminds me of my childhood. Did you ever scribble crayon all over a paper, then paint it black, and draw doodles on top to let the colors show through? I did... a lot! So we're doing that to the birdhouse. I used the side of my detail scissors to scrape off 'cracks' onto the sides of the birdhouse.
Finally, it's time for the haunting details! I cut out images from DCWV "Eek-a-Boo" papers to finish off the birdhouse. Each cut image was shaded using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen and then I just smeared the ink with my finger and it's shaded! Confession... Stamper's Big Brush Pens are what got me addicted to Faber Castell Design Memory Craft! Once the ink dries, it is permanent and ain't goin nowhere! I mixed and matched my pens to go with my Gelatos. I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Cold Grey III, Violet, Black, and White.
If you look closely at the image above you will find my favorite tip and trick of this entire project! Some of the cut images were adhered to the house with foam dots to add more dimension. I colored the sides of the foam with my Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black so it would blend into the background of the house. Nobody needs to know they're even there!
Well, that's the end of my Haunted Halloween Birdhouse! I have a lot more tips and details on this project that I shared in the video and I hope you watch that too! Thank you for joining in and you can always find more of me at www.rwkrafts.com :)
Gelatos Double Scoop Silver Ice
Gelatos Double Scoop Raspberry
Gelatos 50's Diner Collection - Blood Orange
Gelatos 50's Diner Collection - Squid Ink
Stamper's Big Brush Pen Cool Grey III
Stamper's Big Brush Pen Violet
Stamper's Big Brush Pen Black
Stamper's Big Brush Pen White
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium
Wood craft birdhouse
DCWV "Eek a Boo" paper collection
DCWV fall accents (spider web)
Hot Glue Gun
Craft Feathers (black)
May Arts Black Trim