Saturday, May 17, 2008

and they're all made out of ticky tacky

It was raining this afternoon, so I took Connor to the local soft play centre, and while he ran around for a couple of hours, I made my first Little Boxes.

3 down, 18 to go :)

The three were all made roughly the same way. For each one, I cut a house shape out of a thin piece of mica. You can't see the mica at all on the pics unfortunately - but it has that lovely sepia tone and shimmery finish as you move it about...it's one of my favourite things to use.

I stamped an image on the front of the mica house with black Stazon (all three are Stampotique stamps), and then painted them with acrylics on the reverse...so it didn't matter if I went over the lines a bit :)

Then I cut the same shape from a background piece of card - the boy's background is a spin-art piece made with Daler Rowney fluid acrylics, and then sponged over the top with distress inks - and the girl and the spider are over an old piece of sheet music stuck onto plain cardstock, with mica flakes added, which has been coloured with pink and green Stazon.

I made a window for each house out of an old postage stamp - the windows are cut right through the background card, so all that is covering them is the transparent mica.

And finally I stuck the 2 houses - mica and background - together, and then finished off with a border of thin copper tape.

These were a lot of fun to make - and I'm looking forward to making my next batch when I get the time.

8 comments:

Alter Me said...

oooh these are brililant!!!! i can just imagine a whole village.

where do you get your mica? i need more....

PLO said...

These are absolutely amazing...the images are delighful...love the copper tape edging...it is all just perfect. Where on Earth did you get those images? They remind me of the drawings from Mirror Mask. I have to have those....arrrrrr...hook a cousin up!

PLO said...

DUH...I read the post again and figured it out....duh...must have more caffeine....

tasket basket said...

These are adorable. I especially like the little spider!

Mary said...

You are soooo clever and creative Flo. I love visiting your blog for inspiration!

Sue said...

They are just so adorable. All so different. xx

audrey h. said...

Sarah........i love these. They are too darn adorable and i love the stamps you used. They are so cool. I love anything house shaped. Now i want to go make me some tiny houses :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

These have really blown me away.... I LOVE them... amazing colour....just perfect!!