Monday, 4 February 2013

Michelle Webb #1 Altered Wooden House Part 1



I’ve been itching to get this wooden house all painted and couldn’t wait to make a start on it.

I started with a darker paint first because I wanted it to show through the lighter paint on top.
I painted the wooden substrate house with an undercoat of Beach Hut and South Pacific Fresco Acrylic Paints.


I painted some Crackle Glaze over the top of the blue paint.
I then applied a layer of Butternut Fresco Acrylic Paint. It only takes seconds for the reaction to start to crackle. After a few minutes it’s nearly all done. 
When it was all dry I used some sand paper to knock back the edges so you can see the blue underneath.
I’m all about layers so I couldn't just leave it there could I!!! I needed some more darker layers on there too. So I brushed some Burnt Umber on the house, love this finish.
I made a start on the decoration for the back wall of the small holes. I used PaperArtsy Metal Card for 3 holes, I embossed the metal card first using a Crafter’s Workshop Birds of a feather stencil and then with a flower and dotty embossing folder.  I coloured the metal with Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Promarkers. 
 
I stamped up some Smoothy White Card for the other backgrounds using PaperArtsy Stamp Sets: Ink the Dog, E4, MON1, ANC3, and D3, then used Hot Picks HP1217EZ. I inked up the card with Evergreen Bough and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks, and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. The large numbers from the E4 stamp set I inked with a London Fog Grey Momento dew drop ink pad. I like the subtle grey you get from this ink.

I’ve stuck each background in with glue and I’m ready now to fill it up with embellishments.

Hope you have enjoyed Part 1 of this project and would love to see you all back here tomorrow for Part 2 to see what else I put inside. 

Leandra Says: Wow, this looks amazing. Butternut is a colour I struggle with, not really one of my faves, but on top of the teal base, and stained over top, it looks absolutely amazing! And the layers in your background papers look so interesting, what a brilliant start to this  awesome masterclass!

Gillian Says: Love this project loads so far, the Butternut top layer is so effective and sanding it back even further only adds to the beauty of it. Can't wait to see part 2.


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17 comments:

Helen said...

Wowzer!! Michelle, this is going to be stunning, you can see that already! I had one of these for Christmas, but haven't tackled it yet - maybe this will be the week I start!! Really looking forward to the next instalment...

Linda Cain said...

WHOO HOO!!! You know I love houses!Perfect.

~Linda~

Gillian .... said...

A truly stunning project and that's only part 1! xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow wow wow I just love it, was only looking at one of these houses today!!

Scropine28 said...

Want see more !!

Mo said...

Wonderful! I want to make this one. When you painted the 1st 2 layers, did you cover the whole box with South Paific and then just hit parts of box wth the Beach Hut? Jut saying the names of these colors is fun.Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow.

Redanne said...

Hi Michelle, amazing job! Love the colours you have used (and I have them and a house too!!), the papers in the back with your stamping are fabulous, looking forward to seeing the end result. Hugs, Anne x

Netrix said...

Ooh I love it and have 2 of those stashed away
Looking forward to pt 2
X

Sue C said...

Wow Michelle this is gorgeous ! Love the layered paint effects ! Looking forward to the next step ! Sue C x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so gorgeous, can't wait to see the rest of it. I've wanted to make one of these with a Christmas theme for the last two years. With inspiration like this, maybe this is the year I'll actually do it.

Michelle Webb said...

Mo...I just dropped both colours onto the craft mat and dipped into any colour that took my fancy. They best thing about this technique is that you get a good blend with the two colours. no harsh lines just blending into each other.

Thank you everyone, I've had so much fun making this houe. Wow wait till you see tomorrow! I'm super excited about that. Michelle x

butterfly said...

Already looking so fantastic!! The finish on the outside is so gorgeous, and the varied stamping and embossing on your inner panels looks so cool! Can't wait for the rest...
Alison xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the yellow over teal! Sweet!

julie case said...

I love it, Michelle!! I can't wait to more!

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning, I haven't actually got a house but have got bits with squares so going to have a go. Isthe burnt umber fresco? CCan't wait for the next installment :-) hugs Kezzy xxx

Trish said...

Wow! This is stunning! I dont have a house (or crackle glaze), I am sure I can try something!
Can't wait for the next installment!

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I commented by phone yesterday but it hasn't appeared. I love this Michelle, the colours and stamping on the backing pieces are just great I love the depth of layers you have going on in the red one too. Sam

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