This is my project for the Paper Whimsy Inspire Project this week…hope you can stop by their web site!
At this time of year I long to be along the beach, specifically the Great Lakes. They are located in my home state and I have felt most content along their shores since I was a wee girl. My project was inspired in thinking of cute beach side cottages, lake/sea air, and summer breezes.
I used a palette of soft robins egg blue, lavender and periwinkle. I wanted to keep the houses simple – like a quaint little cottage. But, the marvelous part of alterables is creating the art to the extent that pleases you. Add more baubles, sparkles, and bling if your heart desires.
I hope you will have fun created this set. I altered each side so they could be changed from time to time wherever they should be displayed.
(1) Paint house edges with craft paint of your choice. I used a robins egg blue hue. Once dry, add pattern paper to front and backs with matte gel medium. Add torn strips of coordinating paper, sheet music, etc. to add dimension to each piece. I covered both front and back of each house.
(2) Paint shapes with craft paint. Add images to insides using matte gel medium. Add words to each house.
(3) Glue shapes to front of each house with E6000 glue. Add buttons, paper roses, and other embellishments.