I featured In the January edition of ‘Making cards’ magazine, and did a tutorial on a card made from my whimsical stamps. I then decorated a whimsical house to match.
Step 1 I have painted the house in white gesso to prime the mdf. Then I have brayered the house with ‘Art alchemy’ acrylic paint in opal magic rose gold. I have left It to dry, then brayered over In opal magic blue gold. It has a really lovely sheen to It.
Step 2 I have cut out a slightly larger piece of hessian round the roof, and two circles and cut them in half for the shutters, and glued them to the mdf.
Step 3 I have pulled some threads out of the roof piece to create a shabbish look and used some to tie little bows through some spaces. I used one of the ‘Polly Allsorts’ Texture stamps to stamp over the roof in Decoart media fluid in burnt umber. It gave a nice brick effect.
Step 4 I then painted the door In decoart media fluid in burnt umber, left It to dray and painted over It using a brush and glossy accents to give the door a nice shiny look.
Step 5 I used the ‘Polly’ Allsorts’ street sign rubber stamp to make a climber to go over the front of the house, and painted the leaves in Decoart yellow green. I stamped the little Ivy leaves, cut and coloured the leaves with Versa colour turquoise and peony, and stuck them on with sticky pads to give a 3d effect.
Step 6 To finish off I stamped ‘Love Place and ‘Wish House’ from ‘Polly Allsorts’ street signs rubber stamp and cut into little rectangles and glued onto the door and the front of the house. I attached some pearl embellishments to the shutters and a little door handle.
You can also see step by step Instructions on these lovely houses from two of my friends on their blogs.
Karen Clare, karenslittlegiftsandcards.blogspot.com
Suz Humphries, https://craftyhumphreys.blogspot.com