Monday, 9 May 2016

My House by Moira Sutton






Canvas
Stuffing
Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays – Pineapple Paradise and Hibiscus Rose
Dylusions Paints – Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, Fresh Lime
Archival Inks – Black, Tiger Lilly and Magenta Hue
Carabelle Studio Stamp Sets - Fleurs d'Azoline - Les Danseuses - SA60199, Collage nid d'abeilles - SA60107, Collage Chevron Oiseau, Collage des Ronds, Taches et Coutures, Zinouk du Jardin
PaperArtsy Stamp – Mini House





Cut your canvas into four house shapes, mine are 10cm wide, 10cm at the side and 16cm in the middle. You will need a square 10 x 10cm to make the base of the house. Also keep out some extra canvas to make flowers and leaves. 






Spray the houses with the Pineapple Paradise and Hibiscus Rose and dry. 






At the same time spray some spare canvas in greens, blues, reds etc for use in making embellishments later. Also stamp any images onto spare canvas you will want to create features on the house. I coloured the Zinouk character, the house, bird and dog with Pitt Artist Brush pens.

Take the That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils and add pattern and colour using the paints to the houses and add stamping. 






At the same time stamp/spray some spare canvas for use in making embellishments later. Also stamp any images onto spare canvas you will want to create features on the house. I coloured the Zinouk character, the house, bird and dog with Pitt Artist Brush pens.

Now it’s time to put the house together. I knew where I wanted some of the stamped and coloured embellishments so I glued those on before starting the next stage. As the canvas is quite thick and stiff with the ink and paint you may find sewing is a bit tricky so use glue instead. Stick the front and one side together remembering to leave a “seam allowance” at the base and at the tip. Do the same with the other side and the back. I found it helped to put glue on both the edges so glue was sticking to glue. When the two pieces are dry, glue them together teasing the tip into a nice point and still leaving a seam allowance at the base, if you want to hang now is the time to feed some ribbon in at the tip and secure with glue. When all the side seams are dry stuff the house with whatever wadding or stuffing you are using and attach the base.


Now it’s time to embellish. You can die cut or stamp and hand cut flowers, leaves, shapes etc from the coloured canvas, use buttons, ribbons, charms, gems, etc anything you like from your stash to make your house your own. 











Moira

5 comments:

  1. What a colourful home to live in, great idea.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  2. Oooh now this I love.....I want a quirky house like that!
    Hugs
    Donna

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  3. What a fabulous idea Moira! It looks amazing and love the bright colours and lovely detail.
    Fliss xx

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