To prepare your bird, put a small dollop of Viva Decor Inka Gold ( I used the red colour ) onto a piece of cut and dry. Smoosh it around the wood, rubbing in circles with it until the bird is completely covered. Allow it to dry , and then polish it up with a soft cloth. It shines up beautifully.
To decorate it, use a swirl stamp ( this one is from The Artistic Stamper), and dab onto it gold dabber. It will be too much paint , so lightly stamp it onto a scrap of paper first. Stamp randomly onto the bird. If you make a mistake , just spritz with water and remove with a soft cloth. (Amazingly, because the Inka-ed surface is polished it will come off, and you can always add more Inka Cream if you want to.) Allow it to dry.
I did both sides, and also painted the little wooden bead with dabber too.
The crown was be-jewelled with tiny cabochons, and glued to his head, as were the eyes.
I added a great "Tim Bauble" ( the biggest one there is !!) to the bottom. Voila a new Christmas bauble for my tree!