I began by painting my wee hoose’s. I had 3 houses so used 3 different folk-art paints.
Once all the houses were dry, I began adding random pieces of patterned paper. Don’t be precious about it and think about where the pieces are going, just plonk them down.
One all the papers were dry; I began to add paint. As I wanted a folk-art look, I wasn’t precise in my paint application. And the beauty of these paints is that produce some very different looks.
For example, you can add them direct for a nice solid opaque look, or dilute them down for a great translucent look, highlighting the papers underneath. And they blend beautifully for a nice ombre/fading look too.
Once the paint was dry. I took a black ink pad and some background type AALL & Create stamps and randomly added texture.
Once the ink was dry, I used a strong wood glue to build the houses. Once assembled, I took a selection of butterflies and journal text and added them to each side of the houses with gel medium.
I used the lids of my paint pots to add circles of colour and a journal pen to doodle randomly on the houses. I gave everything a varnish once dry too.
Whilst I was creating these little cuties, I was also completing a online class by Kelly Rae Roberts, using all the same paints, scraps and ephemera. As you can see the folk art paints are just beautiful, and create stunning eye catching backgrounds to showcase your art.
I hope you get to have some messy paint fun soon!
Selection of ephemera: Butterflies
Scraps of coloured paper/card
Mad Hatters Laser cut designs: Wee Hoose in small, medium, and large