Hi everyone! Time for me to play with some goodies I've had for quite some time ( like a year or more) and never quite got around to playing with....the Base chipboard house and the Gingerbread decoration kit. Zoe has done a wonderful job creating these chipboard 3D kits and I certainly wouldn't want to make one from scratch! Eeek! Too much like hard work!
The directions are great too, I found it so easy to follow, no chance of left over bits or things going wonky! LOL
First I put together the basic house and painted the whole thing with gesso. I use this in preference to acrylic paint as it gives good coverage and dries heaps faster and I'm impatient. The roof additions from the Gingerbread house kit were painted the same way and then plastered with Aleene's Glitter snow , its gives a great textured effect.
The base of the house I painted with a bronze acrylic paint as it was all I had that was in the right shade.....I think it turned out to be quite a good choice in the end too! A lucky accident...hehehehe.
Once I had this together I added the snowy bits (technical terms here people...) and some more glitter snow to the roof cos this is a snowy scene of course. Now time to decorate.
I made a base our of card and covered it with paper, stuck the house on it and added the painted fence, some buttons for colour then printed and coloured a tree and some dancing gingerbread men. These are attached using some acetate, to make them stand.
Now I'm thinking, where is the snow on the ground?!!!!!!! Hmmmmmmmmm........
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