The project I'm sharing today is one that I've been dabbling with over a few days and it's been great to just play for fun ! I bought this Tando house from PaperArtsy when they were at a show, I can't remember where, it's that long ago ! It's sat on the shelf waiting for me to decide what I wanted to do with it and when I acquired some of the new Darcy Wilkinson stamps, ping ! The idea took shape !
Now, unfortunately, I've not taken photos of the process to get to this stage. So, I'll do my best to take you through it using the finished photos. What you see above are the separate pieces that needed to be decorated, plus one extra that I made too !
The colour palette that I've used is all done using Fresco Finish paints. I started by painting all of the pieces with Guacamole Fresco Finish paint. It's an opaque so you don't need to prime the surface.
I then grabbed Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Paste and swiped it across some of the panels. I wanted the cracks to show so used Satin Glaze and mixed it in with the Frescos and using my finger rubbed it over the surface when the paste was dry.
Here is the additional piece that I made from cardboard, a little door ! I didn't like the idea of the fairies that live in this house not being able to shut a door. I've just noticed that I've forgotten to paint the little stamped circles, must rectify that ! Before I started to stamp, I decided that I needed something to lift the colour a little so I used the PaperArtsy Metallic Glaze. This stuff is wonderful ! It adds the most beautiful shimmer !
I've used Darcy's EDY12 and EDY13 sets to stamp over the panels, the little grassses are a Lin Brown stamp from the ELB20 set. As I'd stamped directly on to the panels I didn't want the stamping to be covered up so have painted the images using Fresco Finish paint mixed with Satin Glaze. This makes the paint translucent but still keeps the colour. I masked off some of the images and stamped again to make it look like a tangled garden.
You can see on the back panel the shimmer from the Metallic Glaze, even on the chimney !
I carried on stamping and masking on all the panels and painting using Fresco Finish paint mixed with Satin Glaze.
To created the pattern on the roof I used Wendy Vecchi's brick stencil and Crackle Paste. When it was dry I rubbed Fresco Finish paint mixed with Satin Glaze over the top with my finger. I love how the colours blended and how the cracks are highlighted by the paint.
The last piece to finish off the house is the floor ! I've painted it with Guacamole Fresco Finish paint then used a TCW stencil with Wendy's Crackle Paste. When it was dry I've used the same technique as on the rest of the house finishing with the Metallic Glaze. So there you have it, a house for the fairies to live in !
It's another busy weekend ahead, but best of all I get to spend a day with two very special crafty ladies! Whatever you're up to this week end I hope you get chance to get messy !
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