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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan

By: Ranger |

Dina Wakley Media | Home Decor | Tim Holtz® Distress

by Patti Behan

Instructions

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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Working on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, paint birdhouse with a layer of White Gesso. Let dry.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Cut four pieces of Mixed Media Cardstock to 3” x 6”. Place a small dot of Turquoise Paint onto one of the pieces of Mixed Media Cardstock and use the Brayer to color the entire piece.
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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Repeat with Magenta, Lemon and Lime Paint. Set aside to dry.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Once painted cardstock is dry, run each piece through the Vagabond Machine with the trellis die. Reserve two of the negative frameworks to use as template to adhere the mosaic tiles later on.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Use masking tape to mask the center shingles on the roof. Paint the roof peak with Lemon Paint.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Paint the bottom shingle with Turquoise Paint. Let dry.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Remove the existing tape and retape to expose the center roof shingles. Paint center shingles with Lime Paint. Let dry.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Mask off the rooftop edges, top front and top back of the birdhouse. Paint the trim, ledge by the entryway, sides and back of the birdhouse with Magenta Paint. Let dry.
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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 9: Mask the ledge and under the trim. Paint front with Paper Mosaic Grout. Let dry.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Find the reserved frameworks and use two pieces to make a template that will fit on the front of the birdhouse. (Note: There is no need to adhere the template. If you make it flush it will stay in place).Using the frameworks template as a guide, adhere the painted tiles with the Distress Paper Mosaic Glue to the front of the birdhouse.

Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 11: Remove the template after you have finished adhering all the tiles. Just in case you got some glue on the template, you want to remove it before it dries. Now let dry.
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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 12: Trim excess tiles from the birdhouse opening and apply Paper Mosaic Glaze on top of each tile. Let dry.
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Distress Paper Mosaic Bird House by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comStep 13: Glue on some faux greenery using a hot glue gun.


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