For this project, I used recycled children's wood building blocks. I made mine reversible, and the roofs can be switched around also. Another idea would be to make a holiday house on one side and "everyday" on the other. You can use any size, shape, or combination of blocks, so get creative and have fun!
First, choose your blocks to make a little village. Slice larger blocks in half on the bandsaw to make roofs.
Next, tear up strips of old tissue patterns into sections approximately 1" x 3". Using a foam brush and Decou-page, glue on tissue pieces to cover all sides of your houses and roofs. Be sure to overlap edges a bit. Let dry.
Take your mini-pop ink color and swipe it on all sides of your wood piece. This covers quite easily and is bright and vibrant. When dry, use Mystery for a vintage look by swiping the edges. Continue with all colors until all blocks are colored.
Trace the house block shapes onto the Colorburst paper and cut to fit the blocks. Use both sides of the paper for variety. Glue the rectangle pieces with Decou-page onto the blocks.
Drill holes 1/4" into roofs for chimneys (screws or springs) to fit.
With the Doodle Stencil and a cosmetic sponge, pounce Decoart paint colors on house fronts and backs. Use coordinating paint colors with the mini-pop ink colors. Let dry. Using the Mystery ink, go over edges of scrapbook paper.
Cut out magazine words that relate to the home theme. Distress the edges with Mystery ink.
Arrange metal scraps, keys, buttons, dominoes, and magazine words to your liking. Photograph for reference. Glue on all paper pieces and words. Doodle around words and stenciled areas with a ultra-fine sharpie pen and a white gel pen. Brush over all house surfaces with Decou-page. Allow to dry. With foam brush, cover all wood block surfaces with Decoart ultra-matte varnish. Dry well. Glue down all metal pieces, dominoes, keys, buttons with E6000 glue. Also glue in the chimneys with E6000 glue, referring to photo.
I hope you enjoyed this project and look forward to seeing what you've created with Susan K. Weckesser products.
Joyce Shaulis For the Susan K. Weckesser Design Team
Susan K. Weckesser products:
Celebration of Simple red rubber stamps http://www.unitystampco.com/
Colorburst scrapbook paper
Color Box mini-pop inks: Kiss, Cocoa, Fresh, Sky, Mystery, Ice http://www.clearsnap.com/
Doodle stencil http://susankweckesser.com/shop/page/2/
E6000 glue http://eclecticproducts.com/
Decou-page, Decoart paints in True Red, Peacock Teal, Sour Apple, Ultra-Matte varnish http://decoart.com/
white gel pen http://sakuraofamerica.com/pen-gel