Today is my Creative Team day and we're meeting with talented Gayle - yes, she did it again!
A completely fresh, creative look at a familiar object that we thought we knew so well. ;)
Hello lovely Finnabair friends.
I know you would all have seen Finnabair’s very cute, metal bird house frame before. Mine has been sitting on my shelf, begging to be “adorned” and altered.
The thing is, I’m not really a “flower” person so my ideas were a little more “industrial"... so, my birdhouse became an abandoned shed. An old, work shed belonging to a church, where perhaps a stone mason or metal worker were kept busy making ornate tombstones or decorative, metal fencing to enclose grave sites.
Old sheds can tell many stories and hold many secrets, one always enters, never quite knowing what you might find...
I wanted to make some old metal drums. I used cardboard “inner tubes” from rolls of plastic wrap, added some string for the ridges, coated them in Distress Stain, and Art Extravagance Texture Paste.
Metal Mechanicals, chipboards and Prima Water Pipes were all painted first with Art Basics Black Gesso, then with Copper and Gold Mica Powder mixed with Soft Gloss Gel Medium.
Finally sprinkled with aged black embossing enamel.
The inside back of the shed was painted with Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste, while the outside walls were collaged with graffiti images.
The inside was adorned with metal skulls, chipboard and an angel.
I hope you like my bird house frame with a difference. ;)