I am thrilled to be able to share my little house with you today.
It was such a lovely project to make and I know you'll have fun customising your own versions! This house is tiny so I used a simple image rather than make it look really cluttered - there is a larger die on the plate and that one lends itself to a busier finish.
Using a smooth heavy weight watercolour paper I die cut the smaller of the two dies on the Tiny House
die (you'll need to do this twice) and then painted it pink
using an old gift card. Try and aim for an uneven finish (like the one on the left) as it gives you a more interesting result in the end.
Add a thin layer of white
paint over the top (using the old gift card)
Put a brick stencil over the top and, using white
paint on some Cut-N-Dry
foam, add some bricks! I used a Wendy Vecchi stencil but you could use one from Tim Holtz
When you've done this it will look like this:
I liked this finish but as I like things a little more grungy I sanded the piece and it then looked like this:
Now, at this point I got so excited making the house I forget to take photos (doh!) but I did the following steps:
- glue two sides together and add Vintage Photo Distress Ink on all edges
- lie the project flat on your desk and carefully add the numbers to the bottom of the house in a continuous run
- complete the construction of the house
- stamp the butterfly image on some tissue paper; cut it out and adhere to the front of the house. Where the image goes over the edges make sure you use use them to help the house stay glued
- choose a sentiment using some stickers; edge with Distress Ink before adhering to the house
- adhere a star to the front
For the roof I die cut several strips of watercolour paper. I coloured them with Broken China Distress Ink
and edged them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
. Starting at the bottom of the roof I adhered sections of the strips building up the roof tiles. You could make the tiles any shape - how about triangular
Glue the roof to the house and you're finished! This is the front of the house:
This is the back:
I love this little house - and the bigger one is just as fabulous! I've made a mini village!