Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fairy Cottage ATC Hutch-Tropical Style

Is this a bright little addition to your desk or shelf, or what???
I am so having fun with the little Fairy Cottage ATC Hutch here and the GORGEOUS Tropical Travelogue 8x8 paper pack from Graphic 45. But you can use this tutorial with any papers.
The colors are BRILLIANT to say the least. I do add more color and shadows here and there, but basically, what you see is what you get!
The top of the Hutch just has Smoked Paprika  Fresco Paint from Paper Artsy on it, no base coating. Using the Cut n Foam squares and a tapping motion creates a stucco affect with little bumps.
I initially painted the front edges Limelight, but had to add markers to make it even brighter. I did this to create the color of the paper since I didn't base coat it first. Whatever works is what I say!
I traced and cut the papers laying them out and seeing which areas would be "glued" areas. This helps to see how it all is going to fit together as well.

I decided on this combination for the sides. Lay them out, and then glue papers together and set aside.

The Stars and Gear are base coated with Snowflake (see the white one) and then colors are added with the Foam. You can definitely see the difference in the colors when they have the White base coat first.
Then I added Beach Hut and South Pacific for the blues, and Haystack with Smoked Paprika for the yellow star. I eventually used a "naked" gear instead of the blue one.

I fussy cut the pieces I wanted to hang on the fence and add colored markers to enhance even more richness and shadow.
When I glue paper to paper, I use Glue n Seal. When I glue paper to Masonite, I tend to use Matte Multi Medium. But glues are personal; use what works for you.

Here you can see the sides after the papers are layered. The papers are added BEFORE putting this piece together. That really makes decorating easy!

I cut extra layers of the Flowers inside. The fish and other flowers are added with foam dots for dimension.
Here is a detail look at the Stars. I like leaving the top ones the Masonite brown color. That really makes the other layers pop.
The Gold Glittered ball in the center and Key Lime Liquid Pearl drops are the last touch for contrast.

As you can see, I've added various Markers using oranges, greens, blues and golds to the flowers and fish. I just wanted a brighter orange to start with and got carried away!
This is the back section with a layer of orange paper under it. I only added markers to the flowers that I fussy cut over the lady, and some blue and gray shadows on the lady.
That's it for today. Hope you go and get yourself a little Hutch or Shrine to make up from Retro Cafe Art. You won't be sorry.

Oh, and the winner of the Medium Theatre Ornate Shrine Kit and Much More is....

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Oh, this is darling! I would love to give a theater a try - my penchant for creating scenes in tins would translate well, I think! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!


So Susan, send me your Address and I'll get this out to you next week. Congrats!
As always, know you can ask any question or advice from me here, or in an email.
I'm here to serve!


sam21ski said...

WOW Linda this is fantastic, loving the brights, really nice to see particularly with our 'spring' weather at the moment!!

Well done Susan, not jealous at all!!!

Sam xxx

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

This is such a fantastic piece Linda! The colors are indeed brilliant!!!

Lori said...

Wow Linda, another stunner! The colors are just gorgeous!

Lisa H said...

This is fabulous! I love the tropical bright colors.

Vic said...

Beautiful! The colors pop.

coco said...

Really beautiful !!! and thanks for the tutorial. Happy Easter x

ann said...

Beautiful, I am so inspired love these papers.
Congrats Susan !!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

This is beautiful and I love all of the different layers you've added. The lady in the box has an art nouveaux vibe whereas the one on the back is a bit art deco, absolutely gorgeous :-)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I love this, Linda! You make the coolest stuff. :) My eyes bugged a little to see my name as winner - I'm so thrilled! Off to email you now.