Hi, is Vladka. I love pictures of old cottages. There is something homely and magically in them. So, I decided to create one out of the paper. My first idea was to create a card, but after it was finished, I decided to leave it as it is and added some twine. So, this way I can hang it on the door or on the wall. Are you interested how I did it? It is really easy actually. Let me show you.
Here is list of all supplies I used:
Cardstock: watercolor paper for die cuts
CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss. Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet
Other: White watercolor in tube, brown fun foam, scissors, Sizzix machine, liquid glue, double sided tape, twine
1. So, let's start with the roof, which I cut out from watercolor paper. First I colored it with Fired Brick distress ink and my blending tool. I didn't press too much:
2. Second step is to cover the whole area with Gathered Twigs distress ink. Another layer of distress ink is done with Hickory Smoke. Here you can see, that mixter of all this colors creates realistic roof look.
3. But, because my roof is old, I will use some more Gathered Twigs distress ink and this time I will press a little bit more and also distress the roof edges. Last touch is white watercolor in tube, or white acrylic paint. I used it together with sponge and gently apply it here and there. When it was dry I apply some more of Hickory Smoke.
4. If you want to get really old look, then use also green acrylic paint and apply it here and there with the paint brush. This will look like a moss. It is optional, but here you can see how did turn out:
5. So, nothing difficult, just playing with distress inks and other color medias. And this took me most of the time. So, let's go to the house. All I did here was, that I colored it with white watercolor in tube and after it was dry, I distress the edges with Hickory Smoke distress ink.
6. I also colored the windows, door and picket fence with Gathered Twigs distress ink and with blending tool and added some white watercolor in tube here and there. Just curtains are colored with Victorian Velvet distress ink.
7. For the greenery I used Garden Accessories die and cut the greenery out from white cardstock and colored it with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress inks. Then I took paint brush and some water and just went across the greenery. This way paper got wet and I was able to wrinkle all little leaves:
8. Then I glued them on the roof. I think it look cool, don't you? I also used some greenery for the pot plant.
9. Time to put everything together. For this you will need also one more roof, cut out from brown fun foam and additional piece of fun foam, size of the whole house. But first glue the roof on the fun foam roof with double sided tape.
10. Now, glue the roof on the house and in next step glue the whole house on additional piece of fun foam. Cut off the redundant foam. For the finishing touch I also made the back side of the house, so I colored additional piece of the roof and house wall.
11. The last step is to glue the picket fence and some grass and Welcome expression if you want and little old cottage is finished. Today's post has a little bit more photos and I hope this will help you. Have fun.