Whilst surfing around bloggland I came across Marina's doll site and saw her posting about minature houses. She has an old printers drawer that she is slowly filling up with little houses made from paperclay and painted with acrylics. Marina asked if anyone would like to exchange/make houses with her. Well you know me by now I will turn my hand to anything and when Marina said she liked the colours of Italian houses that clinched it so I quickly fired off an email and went into the real estate business!!
So first off draw your plans and then start building( I decided on an Italian tower based on a real house in Florence and a water front house on the canals in Venice).
A quick covering of torn up serviettes and pva glue and then popped into the airing cupboard to dry ovenight.
Then I nearly had a heart attack as Marina's dinky little houses (aren't they cute) arrived in the post. I can do small but not that small as my design required a lot of fidly cutting and sticking. I had been given measurements of 1" x 1" x no more than 4" high which I was working to but a quick email back to Marina with a photo of my houses reassured me all would be fine.This is my interpretation of a Tower in Florence. Piazza S. Croce.
A really narrow waterfront house on the canals in Venice. Entry to the house would have been by the double doors which you stepped up to from a boat arriving via the canal.The intricate freize around the top of the house would have been painted on but I found a tiny scrap of design paper which I cut down to size. The colours are authentic buildng colours and the decayed effect of crumbling mortar was achieved using crackle glaze.
Am entering into Pixies Work shop: Challenge.#37
Also the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Designs: It's Scraptastic.
Tip Top Tuesday: Recycle it. (Cutdown Cat food Cardboard box/loo roll)
Use it Tuesdays: Anything Goes.
Simply Create Too: Anything Goes.
Penn'ys paper-crafty: Pink & Brown. (Walls/roof of Piazza S. Croce)