"There is beauty all around When there's love at home." *
I purchased some wood shaped houses a while back and I decided I would use them for this last post of May.
You'll need: Wood Houses in graduated sizes (Fun Stampers Journey) Digital Journal Pages (Mixed Media Supplies) Doily stencil Digital photo editing program (Photo Shop Elements) Digital cutting machine and software (Sizzix eclips2, eCal2) American Typewriter (light) Font Souffle Polymer Clay (Gold) Modeling Paste Acrylic Medium (or Gel Medium) Gesso Digital paper (This & That Collection from Echo Park) Foam brush (1 inch) Glossy Accents or Hot Glue Gun Craft knife Scissors Xyron X with permanent adhesive Sandpaper eBrush, TB adapter Tombow markers Ink
Prep your wood. Apply a thin coat of Gesso and let dry.
This piece has an oops! I started out doing a transfer and it didn't work out as planned -- so this piece has been sanded and a second light coat of Gesso was added.
Open your photo editing program and open the journal pages you want to use. I created a new file and set the size to the same size as the largest house. Copy and paste a small portion of the desired journal page into the new file as a new layer. Using the Type Tool, create your text. Adjust size if needed. Repeat for the other two houses adjusting the size of the base layer.
Print the papers for the houses on copy paper. Print the digital paper from the Echo Park collection on cardstock (110 lb).
Using the acrylic medium, apply a thin coat to the wood and burnish the journal page prints to the houses. Trim with the craft knife as needed. Let dry.
Using the stencil and the modeling paste stencil on the largest house as desired. You can repeat on the other houses if you'd like. Let the modeling paste dry thoroughly.
With the eBrush, lightly spray some color around the edges of the houses. You'll get some color on the modeling paste, but that is fine.
Using the cutting machine, cut the lettering using American Typewriter as desired. My lettering is just a bit over 1 in high. Apply adhesive to the back of the lettering by using the Xyron X and permanent adhesive. Apply to the houses.
Soften the clay according to manufacturer's direction. Use a texture plate and add a little texture to the clay. Cut in to the heart shape using a cutter or a template. Bake according to the manufacturer's direction. Let cool. Attach the heart using some Glossy Accents or hot glue gun.
Cut some strips from the digital paper. Measure and trim as needed. Using the ink or the eBrush, add a little color along each of the edges to soften the colors just a bit. Using some double stick tape, or glue, apply the "roof" to each house.
*(Love at Home, Text and music: John Hugh McNaughton
Thanks for stopping by today. Have oodles of fun in your creative endeavors!
Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I'm so thrilled to be back as a Design Team member for Mixed Media Supplies again this term and I wanted to share this project with you.
You'll need: cardboard (about 8 x 6), with some of the corrugated areas visible Printed book paper sheet - stash Park bench (cut 5 times) - stash Mica (Sapphire) Texture Background stamps (bark background, diamond fence background) ink markers e-brush with marker adaptor leaf and vine punch acrylic medium flexible modeling paste gesso putty knife brush small spray bottle gelatos (green, blue, lavendar) white tube paint flowers small jewels (flower centers) word processing program micron pen - .01 black
Prep the cardboard, remove additional paper if desired exposing more of the ridges. Apply a light coat of gesso and let dry.
Rub the Gelatos on the gessoed surface. Using a waterbrush, smooth the color a bit on the surface. Let dry. Spritz a little of the mica if desired at this stage.
On a palette, shave a little bit of the gelatos and mix with a small amount of modeling paste. The color should be a little lighter than the surface of your now colored cardboard. Lightly spread the colored modeling paste for a little more texture on the surface. Let dry.
Stack the 5 cut benches and let the glue dry thoroughly.
With the bark texture stamp, lightly add some texture to the bench. I used some black and medium brown ink...
it was pretty stark looking so I dry brushed a bit of white paint on the surface to soften the tone a bit. Set aside.
Tear the printed book page into strips and using the acrylic medium "glue" to the cardboard as desired. Apply a light coat of the acrylic medium to the surface of the project. Let dry. Glue the bench in place on the cardboard. Let dry.
Using the diamond fence stamp, lightly add the texture to the far right of the cardboard.
Add flowers and leaves and vines as desired on the fence, secure with glue and or acrylic medium.
Using the ebrush and a marker in a very light brown, lightly spray the edges and around the bench and on the book print. Just for a little more aged look.
Add the gems to the flowers, add vines and leaves. Print Come, sit with me. and add a doodled box around the words. Lightly spray the edges using the eBrush and glue to the cardboard.
When everything has dried, lightly spritz with the sapphire mica for a subtle bit of shine.
Sign your work and display as desired.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Hoping you are enjoying some creative time this week! I'll be back with another Mixed Media Supply project in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, keep on creating!
*I have used products that were provided by Mixed Media Supplies - the project and opinions in this blog are mine and I have not been compensated otherwise.
Memories of a beautiful day in sunny San Diego with most of our team in 2017. We had such an enjoyable week of work and a few hours of fun.
This mixed media canvas was a joy to make and has lots of texture... there's lots of tissue paper images (stamped and printed). Some details added with modeling paste and stencils. A little bit of clay from a previous project and some hanging hearts and ribbon for this memory piece.
Loving the options of doing a bit of creative work now on a weekly basis again. Hoping you're enjoying some #CRE8TIME this month as well.