30 January 2013

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Hello!
For my project to share with you all today, I thought I'd go a bit more 3D..... so I made a house on a spool. With wings. As you do......
The main item I've used to create my house is a small altered art matchbox from Graphic 45. These boxes are fab, so many different things you can do to them! I knew I was going to cover the whole of the outside with old book paper, effectively sealing it up, so I needed to work on the inside first!
The inside of my house has three Prima Genie Stones hanging from the 'ceiling'...
These were hung from wire, then I poked the wire through holes in the box. This pic shows things better...
 To create the roof shape, I simply cut some chipboard triangles, and stuck one to the front and one to the back of the box using masking tape. Some more chipboard to create the sloping sides,then book paper was stuck down all over to hide the tape and create a seamless look.
 All of my house was coloured in the same way, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, in Island Spring . I love this lots, although I wouldn't call it a paint by any means, despite what it says on the bottle! I also wouldn't use the word 'glimmer' either, whilst you can see the mica shimmer in the bottle, once the product is applied its so subtle you can't really see it! It DOES give a gorgeous glossy translucent glaze effect, and the little brush applicator (think nail varnish bottles!) is absolutely perfect for creating splats! Everything got a coat of the glaze as you can see, and the splats were blasted with a heat gun so they bubbled up to give a teeny bit of texture.
I also stamped a harlequin (Jenni Bowlin) using black ink here and there, just to add a bit of distressed detail.....
My figure, (Midge, by Stampotique) was stamped onto card, cut out and then glued to a bead so she would be seen! If I had put her directly on the floor of the box, half of her would have been hidden, she needed that extra bit of height the bead gives.
Once I'd added the spool and wings to my house, the finishing touch was this fabulous Prima Type Bulb embellishment...
I removed the word that was printed on the bulb (it just scratches off), and glued on a word cut from the book pages.
So, a blue book paper house, on a spool, with wings and dangly bits inside. Just what you need to look at on a Wednesday! I'll be back soon with something a little more sane perhaps!!!
Love Trish xxx





8 comments:

Lauren Hender said...

How great!! Love the light bulb.

Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderful 3d creation - great use of the Prima light bulb.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Trish, love the light bulb and added wings. Tracy x

Suzy said...

This is fab - what a gorgeous colour

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Magnificent creation!

jaine the basement gal. said...

How cool, it so very "you" which is brilliant.

Arnlaug said...

Wow, this is stunning! That color is beautiful!

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabby Trish! Love, love, love the colour