04. October 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Drawing, Paper · Tags:

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Everybody loves coloring pages. So sometimes I will leave the coloring to someone else ….

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09. September 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Paper · Tags: ,


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A lot of time was spend in my crafting room this weekend, building this paper house. It became one of my favorites. I used so many different materials, I hope I got them all listed. For the house itself I used my sizzix bigshot machine and die, but there are many alternative templates available on the net, you can find some here:

http://www.juxtapost.com/site/permlink/52742830-7 70e-11e1-bb24-ffbe11cddf1a/post/paperhouse_template/

http://babbledabbledo.com/design-for-kids-paper-houses/

The house was made with leftover paper (watercolor paper for the frame & base and ordinary print paper for the roof, as the roof needed to be less sturdy). Also I made some book photocopies and used the copies for the trims and twigs and leaves. The fence is made with a Martha Steward punch. For the paint technique check out my tutorial here:  Stained paper tutorial .
Oh! And the little bicycle? It came from an old maquette and I used Sharpie markers to color it.

  • Main materials used:
  • Sizzix bigshot machine with:
  • Sizzix Bigz XL Die – Country Cottage, 3-D
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Garden Greens
  • Martha steward daisy lace punch
  • Watercolor paint and paper
  • (Photocopied) bookpages or bills or love letter from your ex. What ever you like to cut up.
  • Plain paper
  • Martha steward punch
  • Glue
  • Embellishments

Tips:

  1. Paint the papers after they are cut.
  2. Do not glue the whole house together until you know exactly what comes where. This way you can re-arrange when you come up with a new idea (like I do. Al the time).

 

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Main materials used:
  • Lawn fawn "summertime" dies and stampset;
  • Watercolor paint and cardstock;
  • Inkpad (Stazon, jet black).

 

Hints:
  1. first cut out the card: fold the watercolor paper and place the die on the fold;
  2. the layered effect, with some strawberries in front of others, is created by masking:
    1. Stamp a strawberry;
    2. cover the strawberry with small pieces of washitape or paper;
    3. stamp another strawberry, partly on the masked strawberry;
    4. remove the mask!
       The effect is enhanced if the "second" strawberry line is vague or blurry.
3. The strawberries are painted with a mix of deep orange and berry red.
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