AFTCM for the better part of a week now - off and on between cleaning up and sorting my stuff!!
I am so happy with how it worked out!!!!!!!!!!
I used heavy weight cardstock - the backs I ripped off of commercial cards before I refurbished them for donating. Check out the cards here and here.
the process I used for decorating both sides of these papers before I created the little houses. For the backs - the glossy ones have alcohol ink backgrounds and the matte ones have collage. All the fronts were decorated with a multiple step paper decorating process that used a handmade stamp, acrylic paint and plastic wrap. Fun!!
So there are little houses, big houses, skinny houses and everything in between. Even a few duplexes!!
It has been a super fun project. It can be used to count down to any occasion and left up year round should the recipient be so inclined!!
A wonderful little neighborhood!!
I have a few leftover card backs which I hope to use to make another little village. Maybe I will use different architectural guidelines for the next one!!! What fun!! They can stand on a shelf or mantle or maybe could be tied together to stand independantly.
Consider making yourself a fun little advent calendar that you can reuse every year to count down to Christmas and, if you make it fun enough, it will decorate your house or studio all year long!! A new tradition!!
Would love to see what you have created! Leave a comment and include a link!!