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Colorful Handpainted Birdhouse
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Colorful Handpainted Birdhouse

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Best Value Ready-to-finish wooden birdhouse
  • Acrylic paint: blue, red, turquoise, lime green
  • Gloss spray varnish
  • Brushes: #2 filbert, 3/8" angular, 1/2" flat or angular Detail/liner brush
  • Circle template, optional

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Basecoat birdhouse, red; roof, turquoise; porch, green; base and fence, blue. Apply a second coat for good coverage. Paint the interior of the hole blue and the perch turquoise.
  2. Using the circle template, trace 5-6 circles on each side of the roof or simply draw them by hand. Paint inside the circles.
  3. Paint green stems and leaves with the detail brush.
  4. Using the handle end of the brushes, dot on a contrasting color for the flower petals.
  5. Add dots around the birdhouse hole and along the bottom of the picket fence and the birdhouse. Spray with gloss varnish to protect.
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