I am not a dog person. I have four cats. It's not that I don't like dogs. I just like them in other people's houses. I do really like this dog. Meet Bingo.
This Flourished Elizabeth Frame is so gorgeous. I started just kind of playing around and this is how my whole project started.
I applied a thin layer of gesso to my chipboard.I use an ink dauber and then wash it when I am done.
Once my gesso was dry I applied a layer of Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Paint. I love that I can dry this paint with my heat tool. I am not a patient crafter. I added various color of Distress Oxide Inks and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age the frame.
I love how the ink looks weathered.
I glued the frame to an old bingo card and added some flowery paper to the middle of the frame.At this point I still wasn't really sure where I was going with this project. I had made a bunch of tiny houses one night and they were sitting on my desk. A lightbulb moment happened and I knew this had to be a super cute dog house. There are several different sizes of this tiny house available on the Gypsy Soul website.
I gessoed the house and then painted it with Weathered Wood Distress Paint. Texture paste through a stencil makes for fun patterns on the side of your house. I added ink to the texture paste so it wasn't stark white.
The inside of the house is lined with paper. I love that it kind of looks like old wallpaper. You can see that I didn't glue the house together perfectly, but when I add Bingo to the center you won't even be able to tell.
The roof is covered with moss. I just cover the roof part with glue and smash on moss. It's a very scientific and exact method.
I added some little paper flowers to the roof.
My little paper doggie fit right in the house. Doesn't he look happy to be in there?
I just love these little houses. They have so much potential.