Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Easter Houses are FINISHED.


This is a close up of the Two Bunny Maple leaf Easter house. The 2 bunnies are from an Alpha Stamps digital download printed on regular paper then glued to cardstock and cut out. I kind of bent them a little to curve around the base. I made the grass from a LaLa Land die and glued it around the base of the tree and fence. The eggs are Sculpey polymer clay eggs that I made and glued to the base. I coated them with Sculpey glaze just to give them a little shine. The flowers are from a couple of dies - one from Impression Obsession and one from Tim Holtz' tattered florals.The fence is also a LaLa Land die. It is the easiest fence to die cut that I have found. I glued together 3 pieces of cardboard to make each section of the fence - that means there were a total of 50 pieces glued together to make the fences for the 4 little houses. I did not extend the fence all the way in the front because I wanted the bunnies and the eggs to be seen better.

The vine is a Spellbinders ivy die, I think.

I coated the leaves and the grass with Mod Podge to give a little more strength to the paper. I think it will make the little houses much stronger and long-lasting.

Now for more photos. First, an overall view of the Two Bunny Maple Leaf house.



Now the Brown Bunny Oak Leaf house below.







This view shows the inside of the house with the top off.



Finally, here is the Drummer Bunny Oak Leaf house.







There is one more house done, but truthfully, it is drying in the oven. Sometimes to speed up the drying process, I turn on the oven for 5 minutes (ALWAYS with a timer) and then put the little house in there to dry after I turn off the oven. It is also an oak leaf house very similar to the ones above.

I always look at the houses for a few days before I deliver them. I may add a small section of grass to the front and maybe some flowers at the front corners where there is a little gap in the fence. Details, details. I think the kids will like their Easter houses no matter what - but a little extra embellishment can't hurt.

Thank you for stopping by.

3 comments:

  1. Lucy, those are so adorable, what wonderful details! Love the Sculpey eggs and how the roofs can be removed, and did you decorate the inside as well? I think I see a little bunny 'portrait' in there! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'll answer your question here as you are 'no reply' and will also leave a reply on your comment at my blog in case you are looking there for an answer. For the frame I used 110 lb white cardstock, it goes through my printer fine (I have an Epson WorkForce 645 printer, it's several years old now). I then backed the frame with another piece of 65 lb black cardstock to give it even more substance. Between the two layers of card and the 140 lb. watercolour paper that the background was painted on, the picture is actually very sturdy. If the 110 lb. card won't go through your printer, you could layer up 3 pieces of 65 lb card and that should give lots of stability? Thanks so much for visiting me and for sharing these wonderful Easter houses! Deb xo

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  2. Thank you for your kind comments.

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