Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Spring has been here for a while now and summer is getting closer and closer every day.
Flowers and trees are in full bloom, nature is awaken and working hard making the world around us full of colours and noisy life.
What better way to bring all this busyness indoors than by replicating the outdoors?

Our Crew member, Steph Ackerman altered a plain birdhouse using Architextures and Canvas Corp papers and added to it some colour with Tattered Angels paints – the result?
Look for yourself!

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

‘I picked up this paper mache birdhouse and wanted to alter it with papers from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies. I knew the combination of papers would be perfect for a home décor project. Add in lots of Tattered Angels paints and a stunning home décor project is created.’ – says Steph.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Materials used:
Canvas Corp Black Cardstock
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory Chicken Wire
Canvas Corp Herbs on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures 8×8 pad
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White and Grey
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Pewter, Palo VerdeSweet Pea
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard – Lava, Clay
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – Sprout
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Golden Goddess

Tools:
Paper Mache Birdhouse
DIes and die cut machine
Clay
Clay Mold

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Paint the birdhouse with White High Impact Paint as a base coat.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Starting with the roof; select papers to use and cut to fit.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Add black cardstock to finish the roof lines.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Paint bottom of birdhouse with Sweet Pea, then the edges with Lava Basebord and Grey High Impact Paint.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Cut Chicken Wire paper to create the overhang. Paint with Lava Baseboard. Then glue to the roof.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Cut the Herb paper to fit the sides of the birdhouse. Paint with Sweet Pea around the edges and Palo Verde on the leaves.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Cut 7gypsies papers to fit the front and back of the birdhouse. Die-cut a circle in the front panel and a circle border to fit the opening.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Paint 7gypsies paper with Sprout and Sweet Pea. Once dry, die cut into flourishes.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

Glue the flourishes around the birdhouse. Make a bird from clay, paint with Golden Goddess and Clay Baseboard then adhere to the birdhouse.

Altered Birdhouse Canvas Corp Brands style

What an arty way to bring spring and nature into your home! With the variety of paper designs on offer in our shop, you can personalise at will… don’t let anything stop your creativity!

For more of Steph’s craftiness, visit her blog and Instagram.

Happy crafting!!!



I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.