Hello! Julie Ann here back with another Monday project using Calico Craft Parts. You may know already how much I love stories and fairy-tales. This week I created a fantasy cottage from one of the new Calico MDF block style house kits. Let's fly away to lands we've only heard about in fairy-tales in 'The House of Delightful Discoveries'.
What I love about Calico MDF kits is that they look so effective without a great deal of painting. For this project, I used a face from a collection of my drawings I have scanned, along with some little hand-drawn hands. I added colour with water-colour pencils and enhanced the drawing with pencil shading and black pen. After spraying with fixative, I attached faces to the back and front of the house with some Matte Medium and just touched the edges with some light green acrylic paint. The walls are craft tissue stuck straight onto the MDF with matte medium and sealed with fluid matte medium. I simply stamped the roof with a ticket stamp using black ink. I really liked the effect this created of a little wooden house rather like one we might see in the illustrations to a Russian fairy-tale.
I decided that a house with a face and hands needs feet! I created these sneakers from Polymer Clay. Once they were baked and had cooled down, i painted them with acrylic paint in blue and white and attached them to the base of the house.
Although the sneakers looked comfy, I thought a pair of wings from the sheet of Mini Wood Wings style 1 would be ideal if my little house grew tired with all her trudging around in search of adventure. These wings are painted with a little blue acrylic paint and finished off with some gilding paste. These cute tiny mini doors seemed perfect for this project.
You're lost in the Woods, tired and hungry, you rub your eyes: is that house walking towards you, or away from you? And does it really have a face - and wings?
Stepping inside a magical, flying house and viewing the world below you through fairy windows might not have been a part of your plan; but you're about to make some wonderful discoveries...
and the only ticket you need is your imagination.
To create the impression of the enchanted forest, I planted the house of 'Delightful Discoveries' on a little slice of bark with moss stuck on with transparent glue. Hold tight now, we're about to take off. Soon we'll be flying high above the tree tops looking down on worlds stretched out below like tiny, model villages with dolls' house residents. Thank You for joining me today. I do hope your week will be one of 'Delightful Discoveries'.
Calico Products Used.
Block Style MDF House Kit
Sheet of Mini Wings Style 1
Sheet of Tiny Doors and Windows