These sweet, happy little birds were a gift from a friend. They are perfect to use at Christmas in the tree, and all year ’round. Being paintable, I can give them a new look like this one on a whim. – Debbie Hays, My Patch of Blue Sky
- Metal Effects Blue Patina Kit
- Paintable items, like the little birds
- Paint Brushes
- Paper Towels
- Newspaper or plastic to protect your project area
- Plastic cups to hold your item while painting, if required
- Moss, feathers, and/or found objects from your yard for decorating
Before painting, protect your area from spills and overspray and then arrange your materials. The Blue Patina Metal Effects Kit has all that you need for this project. Paint two coats of Metal Effects Primer and let dry. Allow half an hour between coats and two hours after the last coat to dry completely.
Paint the primed surface with the first coat of the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint. Let dry for half an hour.
Apply a second full coat of the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint and while it is still wet, spray on a light coating of the Blue Patina Aging Solution over the entire surface. As the activated surface dries, in about 30 – 40 minutes, a real blue patina finish will appear. No sealer or protection is required to use indoors or outdoors.
I took my completed bird flock outdoors and found the perfect spot to display them: in an old water fountain. I added found objects from a tour around the yard and woods. Voila!
Patina Bluebirds Garden DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.