I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could create an entire village out of this old fashioned putz style house. Really, there are so many wonderful ways to decorate this sweet little house. I have other patterns in my head to create as well but I wanted something simple this go around. I like the simplicity of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accented star… it’s a Texas thing in gold German glass glitter really adds a nice pop of color to the front. Oh and don’t forget the crystal coarse glitter, it adds the perfect amount of sparkle.

Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

I have been super busy creating some new technique classes to teach at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. My “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Technique Class will be taught June 12th at noon. If you are interested in taking this workshop give Carolyn a call at 972-923-3151.

In this class you will alter six pages from a Maya Road Dress Form album using several different techniques I will share. I will show you how to create delicate ruffles and rosettes from crepe paper an adorable boa created with flowers made from old book pages and beautiful cabbage roses created from felt. You will accent the dress forms using pearls, rhinestones, stick pins, scalloped trim, tulle and seam binding. Each dress form will be covered with a scanned image of either ledger paper, sheet music or an old book page from my favorite supplies of vintage papers. Once completed you can place each altered dress form inside a shadow box to create a gorgeous framed trio or attach them to ribbon to create a banner. If you have any girls who recently attended their Prom you can attach a photo on the back of each dress form page to create a very unique keepsake album to document this special occasion.

Each class kit includes step-by-step instructions with color photos for those that like to recreate projects exactly as shown. But please do not feel locked in to my design as I always encourage my students to make it their own.

Class Length: 3-4 Hours   Skill: All Skill Levels   Cost: $45.00

Additional Supplies Needed: (Not Included in Kit)
1 Package Small Black Foam Dots
1 Package Each – Cream Self Adhesive Pearls 2mm & 5mm
Platinum Stickles

Basic Tools & Supplies Needed: Glue Stick, Glossy Accents, Strong Liquid Adhesive (Aleene’s Tacky Glue), Fabri-Tac, Sanding Block, Craft knife, Craft Mat, Paper Trimmer or 1” Square Punch, Scissors, Sewing Needle, Pinking Shears/Zig Zag or decorative scissors of your choice, Straight Edge Scissors

My second technique class “Tuscany and Roses” will be scheduled in the near future at the store too. I will let you know as soon as Carolyn and I schedule the class date and time.

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