The decoupage paper I used was Quite Place. It is a part of the Out in my Garden set from Denise Boddey Designs. The one-sheet covered the entire project and was used in a few different ways. The Quite Place design has a colorful plant design with a subtle overall pattern. The different areas of design were used specifically on the birdhouse. The birdhouse makes a great decorative piece and there is a lot of attention to detail.
I am excited to announce that I am a member of the Denise Boddey Design Team.
- Quite Place sheet
- wooden birdhouse
- green paint
- sponge paintbrush
- small paintbrush
- decoupage glue
- satin ribbon (green)
- sparkle paste
- UV resin
- bird sticker
To make the leaves have more stability, I covered them in UV resin and cured it.
Then I cut out the leaf design and set them aside for later.
Using a Foliage Green colored paint, I covered the birdhouse with a thin coat.
Here is the house painted.
I began to fit the subtle paper design to the sides of the birdhouse using decoupage glue under and over the paper.
Using a matte decoupage glue added a nice sheen to the paper.
Trimming the paper to the bottom edge of the birdhouse while the paper was wet left a rough edge which I will hide later.
The back of the birdhouse has a nice surprising leaf design.
I added the decorative elements to the front. The resin leaves at the top and a bird sticker at the bottom.
In the above photo, you can also see the ribbon wrapped around the bottom.
I used decoupage glue for all of these elements.
The chimney and the circled end of the perch are also covered with the designed paper.
I also decoupaged the bottom of the birdhouse, paying attention to details.
For a final touch, the roof was wiped with sparkle paste, I applied this with my fingers for a light coat.