Hello friends! As you might know, I love to make little houses, and I keep adding to my collection of houses. A few days ago we walked around in the Old Town of Stockholm, which is really beautiful and today's set of three houses were inspired by that. It's a Sizzix tutorial.
I was so happy to see that there are even more house dies added to Tim Holtz Sizzix Village collection. Today I used the Village Brownstone die, which makes a tall narrow house, perfect for my purposes. I also used the new Village Rooftops and Village Bungalow dies, as well as the original Village Dwelling. These houses are easy to make and I didn't add so many details, since I wanted them to remain quite simple.
In the Old Town you have a lot of very narrow medieval alleyways (sometimes you can reach across them), cobbled streets, and old buildings. Most of the houses have a smooth finish in various warm colours; orange, yellow, brown and red. I have a lot of photos from Old Town, this particular one was taken on Stortorget (the Big Square), just to give you an idea of what it looks like.
Here you can see the houses and alleyways, straight from the front. These were such fun to make.
I like to always add windows to my houses and my favourite surface for that is mica. If you don't have mica, you can get a similar effect with acetate and alcohol ink.
The grout was painted with Hickory Smoke and, when dry, dry-brushed with Black Soot.
It is easy to assemble the houses. First glue the mica to the inside of the windows, and add lace curtains if you'd like. Adhere the side flaps of the one part of a house to the other part of the house. And then adhere the second flap.
The houses were glued to the board, leaving almost no space between the orange and red one, and a little more between the red and the yellow one. This is the back of the houses.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Mica: US ArtQuest