Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Houses


New houses for you winter birds!

My friend asked me to make a large collage birdhouse as a Christmas gift for her mom... something with a vintage holiday feel. So we found this 9 inch wooden birdhouse and i got to work!

Started with the usual collage covering with vintage book and hymn pages and then whitewashed with gesso. The roof is then painted in an ivory color while the rest of the house stayed whitewashed.
Then the fun begins! Lots of Old World Christmas images and embellishments. Pearls, jewel and satin ribbons. Ultra fine frosty glitter covers the roof and the words, "hope, believe and love" and stamped on the front.
I really hope she loves it!

Then I moved onto a few birdhouse ornaments. Again using the same techniques... these houses will surely find a safe place to rest on someone's Christmas tree! PS... snip the gold cord for mantel decorations!


Well that's it for today. If you live near me... hope you are staying dry and warm! This cold rain really calls for a hot cup of cocoa and a roaring fire...

7 comments:

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

So pretty Allison! You really do beautiful work.

Laura Keller said...

So cute! The ornaments are adorable - I would love to have one of those on my tree!

Allison said...

Thanks! I love making these houses. They are so much fun...
Thanks for visiting!
-Allison

stacie said...

They are beautiful! Is that the snow we got from Rene on the one? Looks so cool!

Allison said...

Yeah! The snow in a tub is interesting... a little messy, but great effect! Can't wait to work with you tomorrow... always a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Very, very cute. Love the ornaments!
Chrissy

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