This is Molly here and I’d like to share my newest project, “Home”, with you using ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Jimenez. For this month’s project, we received fantastic wood and metal elements from Walnut Hollow and U-Paint Crafts.
Here’s how I made it:
Supplies: Hummingbird metal element, white metal primer, Black Diamond ColoriQue ink, sandpaper, Colorique Sealer
- Lightly sand the hummingbird to give it some tooth. Rinse and dry it completely.
- Paint the entire surface with primer and let it dry.
- Paint the entire surface with Black Diamond ColoriQue and heat-set the ink.
- Sand the hummingbird to allow the original metal surface to shine through. This will also expose some of the white primer underneath, giving it a rustic, antiqued look.
- Wash the metal piece off, dry it completely and apply the Colorique Sealer and let it dry.
Rustic Pallet Birdhouse
Supplies: Rustic Pallet Birdhouse, sandpaper or electric sander, white base paint (I used some leftover latex paint I had), Ruby Slipper and Black Diamond ColoriQue inks, 2 sponge paintbrushes (one for each color), white gel pen
- Using the sandpaper or electric sander, thoroughly sand the entire surface of the birdhouse and clean it off afterwards, making sure to remove all of the wood dust.
- Paint the whole surface using the white base paint and let it dry.
- Paint the roof, sides and bottom of the birdhouse with the Black Diamond ink.
- Paint the main part of the birdhouse with the Ruby Slipper ink and use a paper towel with water to rub the color into the wood grain, exposing some of the white paint underneath and let it dry. Repeat this process until you have a rustic finish that you are happy with.
- Using the white gel pen, start doodling a picture onto the front of the birdhouse. I chose to doodle flowers, leaves, dots and a ‘faux-ligraphy’ word on the bottom. Let it dry.
Putting it Together
Supplies: metal hole punch or drill with small drill bit, small nail, hammer
- Drill a small hole into the center of the hummingbird
- Nail the bird to the roof of the birdhouse (optional: I ended up using a small metal element from my stash to put between the nail and the bird for extra decoration)
That’s it! If you try this project, leave a comment and a link so we can check it out!