This is a fantastic way to use up lots of bits and pieces in your stash or things you may have laying around so grab your coffee and enjoy the video!
Here is a close up of the house completed in the video
The steps to create a simple home décor piece out of your mixed media houses are super simple:
- Take a canvas and turn it over so you are using the back side, cover it in book pages, old sheet music, scrapbook or patterned paper or whatever you like the look of, I used dictionary paper.
- Use a decoupage process to adhere your papers on and be sure to cover up all the wood on the back side of the canvas as well as wrap it around the edges.
- Once dry I added just a tiny bit of color using a dry brush and paints in similar colors used on my houses to keep the look cohesive.
- Then take your houses and arrange them on your canvas to your liking and glue on with a gel medium or E6000 glue. (you want a glue that is going to be strong once it's dry so they don’t pop off. )
Here is a list of, and links to, the stencils I used in the video:
I hope you'll make your own houses and share them with us!
Sherry Canino, a former accountant, is a self taught mixed media artist and owner of Canino’s Artistic Café. She also works as an art therapist for a local organization. Her style is whimsical, colorful and inspirational and has been featured in Syracuse Women’s Magazine. She offers local as well as private art classes in her Liverpool Studio, and art journal or art therapy classes on location for businesses and schools. Find Sherry on Facebook , Instagram, Etsy and on her blog.
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