Monday, January 17, 2011

The Love Shack by Connie K.

A little love goes a long way...this is such a fun project to is my paper version of a classic..the gingerbread house!

This is a tiny paper mache house 5X4 inches...and covered with some cute new paper from making gather up your supplies...and you can make a love shack for your favorite valentine too!

You’ll need the following items...
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Martini #89 Ultrafine Transparent
Fire Engine #241 Ultrafine Opaque
paper mache house...from Hobby Lobby
I used these two paper patterns:
floral ledger je t’adore.....roof & gables
french words je t’adore
maya road chipboard hearts & mini scroll
vintage dove cake decoration
numbers ..clock parts (thrift store)
front door..stamped image
banner..lettters from the girls paperie
red ribbon..bazzill
off white craft paint..
assorted buttons
ivory crochet thread

Let’s get started...paint the entire house with off white craft paint and let dry...

While drying,you can glitter the 3 hearts and mini scroll with Red Ultrafine Glitter using the Designer Dries Clear adhesive. Now cover the house with the making memories french words...I covered all the openings.

The roof is covered with floral ledger and the reverse side which looks like sheet music...all of these papers are double you will only need two sheets of paper...enough to make two little love shacks!

Once the house is all papered...adhere assorted buttons along the roof line on the front of the house...I used red and white. I like to use a low heat glue gun for this.

The two smaller glittered hearts can be adhered to the sides of the house with foam tape for some dimension. I stamped the door image on ivory paper using red ink and adhered it to the front with foam tape also.

For the banner piece using letter stickers from the girls paperie & adhered them to crochet thread to create the banner...glue under the roofline with hot glue.

The ribbon tied around the entire house is secured at the back with a little dab of adhesive and also under the bow.

The final heart...which is larger gets adhered to the back of the glue works best for this...the little dove is adhered to the right of the chimney.

Now the fun part...I thinned down the Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive and brushed it on the roof with a small brush...and then sprinkled liberally with Art Glitter in Martini, as well as the base the house is sitting on...I love how it sparkle.

Along the roof line, I put down a thick line of adhesive and glittered over that...because the Designer Dries Clear is looks like snow when dried...

I hope you’ll make a little love shack for someone you love!

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