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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