Monday, 26 September 2011

Altered Wooden House

I have finally got around to finishing my wooden house, I seem to have been doing it forever!
It's my first use of distress stains and tissue paper. I applied the distress stain first and then used Mod Podge to adhere the tissue paper (gorgeous 7 Gypsies paper with birds and cages) and seal it.
There are various items on the shelves and some may look rather odd, but they are personal bits and pieces I have had for a long time. The half a crown was given to me by my Granddad.

The little book and the butterflies were made from grunge paper. I'm very fond of my butterfly die at the moment and they seem to be cropping up on everything I do. I have coloured them with distress inks and embossed them in gold. The brass plate was coloured with alcohol ink and glossy accents.

I seem to keep moving things around in it every day, so it could look completely different next month!

I have entered this into the Happy Daze Little black dress challenge.

I also managed to finish another wall hanging. This one has a picture of my Dad's mother, taken around 1911, so now I have one of both my Grandmothers.

I made the picture frame from card which I embossed with gold and stamped into and added some lace and pearls. I don't think the photo has picked up the background stamping very well, but it's flowers and leaves in antique linen distress ink. Oh, and I added another grunge butterfly!


  1. I love both of these projects. The curio house is stunning and so beautifully made with such amazing attention to detail. It is definitely one of the best curio houses I have seen. The hanging is gorgeous and the beautiful embossed frame really stands out. The background stamping is subtle and delicate. X

  2. Wow! What a great way to display those bits and pieces. The house is amazing.

    And the frame is beyond beautiful.

    Really inspiring.

  3. Stunning Curio House, gorgeous work

  4. This is an amazing curio house, so much detail, you could look at it for ages and still see things you had missed. x