Friday, March 27, 2015

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge Birds of a Feather(2) "Springtime Nesting"

These birdies are ready for spring and found a nice home to nest in.  I was able to try a couple new things with this challenge:  mixing beads in my texture paste and working with clay!

I started with a wooden birdhouse and used textured paste thru a new stencil.  Then I mixed some aqua paint with my textured paste and added some mini beads for added texture.  I spread this in spots on all four sides. 

Next I mixed a light brown with some texture pasts and spread in spots on the sides.  Into the brown paste I stuck a few bronze beads so they could give the house a little shine.

The roof got a bit of the brown texture paste with beads added. I mixed orange and white to soften some of the roof and highlighted with orange.  Orange highlights were used around parts of the house as well as some aqua paint.

I used white clay to make the birds.  After they baked, I painted each with the aqua and gave them some orange highlights.  A thin glaze added a nice finish.  Beads were used for their eyes.

To attach the bird to the roof, I put a hole in the bird and also on the roof top then stuck a piece of wire in and glued him down.  Mama bird was glued to the base.


  1. This is such a fun and creative project! I love all the texture you added with the beads - such a cool idea. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. So pretty! Love the colors and texture! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  3. the texture you achieved with the beads is awesome! what a great idea. love how your birdhouse turned out! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!