Have you seen the little Mini House Shrines from Retro Cafe Art????
Well get on board and take a look, order some and get in the Swap!!!
They are wayyyyy toooo much fun.
I'll take you through the making of the first one here. So, no more excuses that you don't know how.
Come along for the ride!!!
This is how they come. Flat and made from Masonite.
I laid them out and painted with the Broken China Distress Paint Dabber. Now you'll have to forgive me, this was taken with my camera phone at night before I knew what I was doing, and so it looks more Turquoise than it should.
But the rest should look correct in color since they're with my regular camera.
When the paint is dry, stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink and the new and FABULOUS Cling Stamp Set - Sunrise Sunset from Finnabair aka Anna Dabrowska and Prima Marketing.
I LOVE everything in this Collection...WTG Finn!
This is a Masonite Star that I dabbed Brushed Pewter Distress Paint on for the bottom.
The top layer is painted with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
I glued the sides, bottom and back together.
Then I laid some tulle inside and glued. I added Gold and Blue Sharpie pens to the silver Bird Charm and tied a piece of black Paper String to it.
Then glue the String to the sides to support the charm where you want it.
But before I glue the roof on, I traced the sides and back onto the Sunrise Sunset paper from the 6x6 pack.
Note that the INSIDE pieces of paper are cut so as not to ADD thickness to the house.
This is the gorgeous Clear Stamp set from Finnabair stamped with Coffee Archival Ink.
Is this a beautiful contrast or what???
NOW glue the papers to the outside of the house and the inside of your roof.
I decided I wanted the stamped image on the OUTSIDE of the roof, so now that you've glued the tulle inside with the charm, trim the paper string close, and glue the roof on.
(I know the inside stuff isn't in this picture....use your imagination and work with me here!)
The Star is stamped 4 times with the stamp shown from the Cling set using Jet Black Archival Ink.
The roof has a Sequin colored with a Sharpie permanent marker, and a Clockpart glued to the center.
See the lighter colored paper INSIDE on the roof? Contrast makes it easier to see sometimes with lighter colors inside....just a tip here.
Gold Nailheads brighten up the front and rooftop are like little lightbulbs.
I added some Grungepaper Diecut Wings that I had from a class. They were sprayed with various Adirondack Inks and Perfect Pearl Mists. (Stream and Sailboat plus anything sparkly for PPM...I've slept a LOT since then)
The Black Glaze Pen and White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen add some dots along the edges.
I love the little Inspire Sign from Red Lead and the Mini Gear from RCA.
The round Stand is glued to the bottom to raise this piece up just a tiny bit more.
But I couldn't stop, I took a wooden cap and hand-painted it up to raise it even more.
Here's one I'm mailing off for the Swap. The charm is dropped from the center with a wire and jump ring. Kinda tricky.
More stars here and a better look at the Theatre Character Stands you can get.
The Butterfly is from RCA, too.
It's hard to see, but the cut off Memo Pin is stuck in a little wooden spool with some black tulle.
This house has embossed Metal Foil on the sides with Alcohol Inks.
And this little guy just had to be done.
The Skull charm and Chair were so fun in the first one, I had to do another one.
Drag out all your little pieces in your collection of "happy crap"...a phrase from my dear daughter Michelle, and just CREATE! (sorry if I offended you.... :)
This is your chance to use up that stash.
Products Used in Winged Inspire Shrine:
Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings - Clock Parts
Prima Marketing - Sunrise Sunset - 2.5" x 3" Clear Stamp #2
|Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Brushed Pewter, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed|
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Grungepaper, Paper String Solid
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Bigz Die - Heart Wings, Texture Fade - Gridlock
Retro Cafe Art - Masonite - Mini House Shrines, Star Mix Cut-Outs, Mini Gears, Theatre Character Stands
Retro Cafe Art - Antique Silver Filigree Charm
Red Lead - Wood Bit Charmette - Inspire