I got these little ceramic birds at the Dollar Tree last month.
I was planning to winterize them (paint them white) and add them to my Winter Wonderland vignette (post on that coming soon), but ended up not using them for that. Instead, I painted one white and the other blue and then I used some antiquing glaze to finish them off.
I took a pre-glaze photo so that those of you who've never used it before, can see what a difference it makes.
Here they are after the glaze.
Totally different! I've not been won over by the blue one, but I'm in love with how the white one turned out.
*** The glaze I use is by Valspar and the color is Asphaltum. It's already tinted and it comes in an 8oz plastic jar. It was around $9. You can get quarts custom tinted, but they're around $20. When I bought this, I'd never used a glaze before, so I didn't want to invest that kind of money. I've used this stuff on several projects and still have over half of the jar left.
*** I went back to my local Dollar Tree today to get more birds, but all they had out were the Christmas knick-knacks. I went to another Dollar Tree and found 4 of them. I guess it depends on the store. Some have packed up their "normal" knick-knacks to make room for the Christmas stuff, but they'll most likely put them back out after the holidays.
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