Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Easter House Finished

I finished all the details on the Easter house. I am really happy with it. I always have some criticisms I'm my mind on what I didn't do right and what to do better next time, but overall I think the effect is very nice. And I feel confident that my friend's child will be thrilled with it.

Here is the front view of the house. I've add a picket fence from a LaLa Land die. I glued 3-4 layers of cardboard together, painted it with gesso and then Martha Stewart mother of pearl paint which gives it a nice sheen. I think the paint is protective as well as this fence feels really sturdy.




The eggs are just polymer clay rolled into an egg shape. I used primary colors mixed with equal parts of white to make them more pastel. Except to make the pink eggs, I used about 1:4 ratio of red:white. Once they were glued down, I coated them with a thin layer of sculpey glaze to give them some sheen. The grass is a Martha Stewart icicle punch that is still available on Amazon at the time of this writing.



The leaves on the roof are also a Martha Stewart punch that is retired. You can easily find other leaf punches though. I'm going to try oak leaves next time to see how that looks.



I glued a little birdie I got from Hobby Lobby on the top just to add a little decor there.



Here are a couple of photos of the bunny portraits inside the house. I didn't really paint inside very well because it doesn't show up for the most part.



You can see the tape on the back of the door in this view below. I painted over it (sloppily I'm afraid). I didn't do the windows very well on this house, but I know what to do next time so they'll look better.



All of the bunnies are clip art from a digital sheet I got from Alpha Stamps and resized a little bit to fit the house.

This was a relatively quick house to make and very funny. I've got 3 more to do.

Take care everybody and thank you for reading.

5 comments:

  1. This house is so cool! I love the portraits inside!

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  2. Thank you. I had fun making this house - partly because it's for a little boy who loved his Halloween house and is very protective of it. This house is very sturdy so I think he will do fine with this one.

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  3. I love this house! It reminds me of a book you shared with me when I was little, The Country Bunny.

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  4. Jo Ann,
    That is exactly the inspiration behind this house. Some day I am going to make a gingerbread house based on that book with the baby bunnies snug in their beds with a kitchen and fireplace - one of these days.

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  5. Lovely whimsical Easter house! Such a great idea. I came over to your blog to thank you for the nice comment on mine, and the bonus is I got to see your lovely creation. I will definitely check back for more of your posts.

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