Thursday, February 17, 2011
Culmination of Frilly Papers
leads to a frilly looking house!
I recently started working on the Creatology Fantasy Villa to quell my need to build a house. The weather has been very erratic in Florida, as well as the rest of the United States, and I didn't want to start on a big build (Washington) if I couldn't be out on the wintery porch every night. Good news on that front, is that Spring seems to be on it's way here! We have a high of near 80 today. =) Schweeeeeeet!
Anyway, I had picked up all these really interesting papers the last time I went to Michael's, and I thought they would go perfectly with the whimsy of this house. I plan on trying to construct it just like a kit, so I will be getting rid of everything that looks "puzzle-ish" and cutting off the tabs. So far, I am really happy with the way things are turning out on it.
I used denim colored felt as carpet in the two upper rooms. The window frames are made out of cardstock and I plan on putting some faux stained glass in a few of the windows. The tile floor is a printie from Jim's Printables that I sealed 3 times with glossy modge podge. The wood floor is made from sticks that I bought from Ann at Amazing Miniatures (her Etsy shop is full of fun stuff). I also used these sticks to make the baseboards and such throughout the house.
I really like the fun color scheme that this house has and I think it would be great for a girl that has tiny fairy dolls or even the Little Petshop characters. I am still undecided about the exterior, but I think I want to do some sort of stone or stucco finish so it looks like a fairytale castle.
My time is limited lately, so I haven't really gotten that far on it, but like I said, I am really happy with the results so far.