Bird House !

Decorating By icingprincess Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm by mrswendel

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icingprincess Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 3:55am
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im making a bird house for our family reunion and i need some ideas ..... as in colors for the house itself and how to make the birds? what would you use to make them? i know its going to have a butterfly and flowers growing on the house but in lost on the birds i have no idea??? ohh and its for This SAT>!! i know its coming fast. any input would help so much thank you

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Ballymena Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 4:13am
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Check Wilton.com
They show you how to make fondant bluebirds.

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cakesrock Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 12:14pm
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I've also seen a couple of gumpaste/fondant butterfly tutorials. Oh, for the birdhouse, maybe go for a wood look. Do you have a hardwood impression mat?

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icingprincess Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 2:37pm
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ohh wow hardwood nice!! no i do not have an impression mat but im sure i can hand paint it or something but i think if i can do more of an impression like you say. it will look better but what can i use?? ohh and the butterfly im going to use some rice paper for the wings but i have seen the wilton bird but they make it flat i would like it more 3d so im thinking all fondant .

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mama2_3 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:15pm
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A wooden rolling pin adds some texture and then you could use some sculpting tools to make the woodgraining more defined and then do a paint wash to darken the recesses. HTH.

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icingprincess Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:44pm
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Originally Posted by mama2_3

A wooden rolling pin adds some texture and then you could use some sculpting tools to make the woodgraining more defined and then do a paint wash to darken the recesses. HTH.






thanks so much !! ill for sure do that and upload the pics thanks

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mrswendel Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm
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I have a cake in my gallery with birdhouse and birds. I did them in RKT, covered in fondant with handpainted details. Alot lighter than fondant.

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