I’ve had this idea for awhile and just decided to make a quick house to see how the idea works.
The idea is based on some abandoned houses I’ve seen where it looks like the woods are taking over the house – trees and vines growing along the lines of the house. I used a tree die to cover the house and then painted it and added some maple leaves from an old Martha Stewart punch. I used Fossilized Amber distress stain to make the yellow and sprayed some Rusty Hinge and Barn Door and walnut stain on top to age the paper for the leaves.
I will probably try to make one more house like this, but using paper mache for the tree rather than the Tim Holtz Branch Tree die. I love this die, but I think a paper mache tree will have more dimension and may be easier to paint. Also I will try some smaller leaves. I have a punch of leaf punches including a number of oak leaf punches that I think will work better.
Another reason I haven’t been around very much is that I actually was asked to be a guest designer for an upcoming post on A Vintage Journey – a very big honor. I’ve made one project but I may make 2 others just to see which one works the best. At first I was really scared because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to come up with an idea, but I immediately had 3 ideas that I was excited about.
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