Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Birdhouses

Thought I'd make a few Halloween Birdhouses to go with my other ones. One day I'll pull out Katie's Corner and show you where they're all going..... But for now, Here's a few that I have listed on my Etsy Page.

I'm also gonna talk about this darn Crackle Paint..... Last week Americana paint was on sell, so I picked up a few bottles in Halloween colors. I came home, and tried to crackle some sticks.... But had No luck. I thought maybe I wasn't using a thick enough coat of crackle medium, so I went back and repainted them, using 2 thick coats of medium.... and Still... Nothing!! At this point, I assumed it wasn't me, and it was the paint I was using, so I started all over again..... This time using Folk Art brand paint, and I had NO problems...... strange, huh!! Think I'll be sticking to the Folk Art when I crackle from now on.... Americana is good paint, gives me a pretty even coat, it just won't crackle?! So....

Remember the bookcase I refinished not to long ago? Remember the hardware I took off the doors?? Well, that's what I'm using on the purple birdhouses..... worked out pretty well, don't ya think?? I used the same knobs on the orange ones that I had used once before, But this time I painted them black. I also went back and highlighted the raised areas with gold paint, to make it stand out a bit more.


You can see the gold highlights in the following picture...

Then I broke out some of those (finger) nail stickers we have:) I used a cut down dollhouse shingle for the roof... and highlighted the edges to give it an aged appearance.


I just love this little skull!!


But this one has got to be my favorite!!! It's a Kitty over cross bones. Isn't it awesome:) One of these will be going to live in Cora's Gothic Room!!


Believe it or not, I still have a pile of houses to get listed, and another batch ready to get started after that... We'll see how long it takes me to get bored of it???

Until Next Time...

6 comments:

Reiko said...

I love the houses you just keep making and that's made me thinking. What are you to do with all thouse houses ?

Lataina said...

Katie, these look awesome! I think my fave is the last pic. =)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

These houses are super cute Katie! I know what you mean about the crackle. Seems like each paint behaves differently. Best to go with what you know works. You sure know what works... you've made a tone of them! Didn't realize just how tiny they were until you said that you used nail stickers on them. Bet they are just adorable in person!

by Sonya Rotella said...

Very Terrific! :-))
I love the one with the cat too!
Enjoy!
Sonya

Sans! said...

Katie, your Halloween birdhouses are OUTRAGEOUSLY Good !!! :):)

Kim said...

I love them!!!!!