Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy House Tutorial

Hello friends :)
Happy New Year, lol! I can't believe that I haven't blogged in 6 months. Life has been busy I guess, right?!

I recently had a lot of fun in the studio making little paper houses. I posted several photos on my Facebook page. The response has been great and I've had several requests for a tutorial, so I wanted to share that with you all.

Here it is...

Step 1: I took some mop up paper I had saved. It was basically a piece of paper I had taped down to my work space to protect it from paint, sprays, etc.



Step 2: I cut out some basic house shapes, no measuring! Just wing it, more fun indeed.



Step 3: I cut some windows and doors out of a contrasting color. This helps them to sort of pop forward from the house itself and adds some interest. Glue these down with a glue stick.



Step 4: I used a water soluble journaling pen (Pilot G-2 07) to outline the house, roof, windows and door.



Step 5: I took a water brush and brushed lightly over the lines I drew. This gave a darker definition and helps pop those doors and windows!! :)



Step 6: I added doodles, dots and little design elements to unify colors and shapes. I also added some words and hearts. Don't forget to draw a door knob!



Below are some pics of various houses I have made. Hope this has helped fuel your creative juices. Have fun making these, but be warned they are very addictive! :)







38 comments:

  1. These are just so adorable. I want to live in all of them to experience the "Artyness" of each one :-) I really want to make some of my own now. Thank you so much for the tutorial :-)

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  2. i bet mine won't look as cute HAHAHAHA. these are adorable! thanks much for the tutorial.

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  3. These are so full of cuteness ~ TFS your process ~ now I'm just wondering, what are you going to do with them all? ;)

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  4. I just love your little houses and can see how they are going to be a favourite to make for me.. Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial now to pop some paper on my desk so I can make these..
    Sandy :)

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  5. Totally awesome!! Thnx so much for Sharing!!

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  6. These are sooo cute! I love the bright and random colours of the background papers. Thanks for explaining your process.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing - house about to br born!

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial on the houses. I can't get them out of my mind! This helps a whole lot!!! Yours are great!!!

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  9. Looooooove! Thank you for the tutorial! !! Blessings and joy your way!

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  10. Wonderful--thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  11. I l,ove your little house's and thats a lot of work you did with them...

    They are truley great!!!
    MaryR

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  12. Love these gorgeous little houses, thanks for sharing. I always save my overspray paper too and have made some lovely cards/ATCs with them in the past.

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  13. Wow, I love your little houses, just wonderful. Thank you for sharing

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  14. Your houses are really wonderful. You make it seem very easy to make them, but as some one else said: mine wouldn't come out like this :-)

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  15. These are fabulous! Such happy colors!

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  16. I don't know if my comment disappeared. Just want to say thank you I love them and have made several houses.

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  17. Thanks! Now I have lots of little houses, now I have to figure out what to do with them!

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  18. I love your little houses, thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  20. These are just so beautiful. I plan to make them this year. I just shared them on my Facebook page for The Teacher Next Door.

    Thanks so much for sharing the idea!

    Jenn Larson

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  21. Love them. They are so adorable.
    Dot

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  22. I love all houses and hope to do some soon. I don't have any painted papers yet, but was thinking of doing them with my gelli prints. Thanks for all your inspiration!!!

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  23. so adorable, love mixed media houses

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  24. Thank you for the instructions very easy to follow. They look really cute and could be used for any sort of hours. Like the use of recycled paper, always seems a shame to throw out.

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  25. I just came across these houses you made. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Have a Happy New Year!!!!

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  26. Very Cute - I am going to try them - Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your houses are great! It makes me happy to look at them!

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  28. I have been looking at these houses for the past several years and have never commented......I LOVE THEM. Thanks for sharing your process. I'm getting my underpapers out right now!!! :=)

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  29. Adorable!! What a great way to use up our background splatter papers! Love it!!

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  30. Adorable!! What a great way to use up our background splatter papers! Love it!!

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  31. TOO STINKIN CUTE !!!! LOVE them all !!! TFS

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  32. I want to try this, although, I'll have to start using mop up paper instead of the table itself! Love them. Really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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