Thursday, March 22, 2012

Altered "Sewing Bird" House & a Giveaway - Guest Designer Barbara

I would like to welcome my Guest Designer Barbara from Black Hole Art Studio. She has made us a fabulous Altered "Sewing Bird" House to get us excited for the blog hop that I will be hosting this weekend March 23 and 24th.

Altered "Sewing Bird" House

I covered a bare wooden bird house with DCWV self-adhesive fabric paper (blue collection), then cut three gears from handmade copper-colored paper using the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die, toning down the copper color with a wash of Walnut Stain Distress Stain. When dry, I adhered the gears around each opening in the bird house. Next, I hammered the metal roof on the inside, then applied Baroque Art Gilder's Paste (copper, rust, and verdigris) to the outside. Before reattaching the roof to the bird house, I punched a small hole in each crease and inserted Tim Holtz Ideology antique gold chain through it. I ran two sizes of Graphic 45 metal butterflies through a Vintaj Deco Motif embossing folder, applied copper Gilder's Paste and Vintaj Patinas in blue and green before adhering to top of roof. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix mini dress form and thread spool movers and shapers die to cut them from real wood paper, then adhered another matching piece of DCWV fabric paper to the dress form. Next, I wrapped floss around the thread spool and waist of the dress form and adhered both to the base of the house, along with some Tim Coffey (K & Company) and Prima flowers. I also used the copper paste to color the vintage sewing bird. It was a bright, brassy gold color. I finished the bird house off with a few sewing-themed embellishments.

Please visit my blog at Black Hole Art Studio.

Now for the fun part please visit Barbara blog at Black Hole Studio, make sure to follow her blog and leave a message come back and let me know and you will receive your own project to alter. Hugs Pammejo


  1. I commented on her blog and follow Black Hole Art Studios. Lovely altered birdhouse!

  2. Am now following Black Hole Art Studio. Wonderful projects and I also left a message. Thanks ~

  3. Thanks Barbara great project design! Sent some love on your blog. Love the textured and rustic chic style!

  4. I love this birdhouse! I was more than happy to visit Barbara's blog and become a follower! How could I not with all that amazing inspiration? Thanks Pammejo for introducing us to her!

  5. Amazing bird house! I love bird houses and this one is just fab!

  6. I love the colors you used. Awesome bird house.

  7. Thanks all for being so sweet. I appreciate the opportunity Pam has given me to participate.

  8. Thank you so much for pointing me to Barbara's blog!!! I LOVE her Sewing Birdhouse because my first passion is sewing and the detail that she put in that house is beyond amazing! I posted a (very long)comment and also now am gladly a follower of her blog.

  9. Wow awesome birdhouse

  10. Ohmygoodness, Barbara!

    I can't even tell that your gorgeous bird house was once wooden! It looks AMAZING!!! :) I love all the copper!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    I am on my way to become a follower of Barbara's blog!!! I can't wait to see her other creations!

    Partridgelu at yahoo dot fom