TutorialI was inspired to make this project after devising a new way to make miniature icicles. I know I will craft many more icicles with this technique in the future. To make your own icicles, cut some clear packaging (I used packaging from a Sizzix die) into small sheets of plastic.
Drop clear embossing ink (the kind that is used to re-ink embossing pads) near the top edge of the plastic.
Next assemble the Mini House Shadowbox using a strong adhesive. I have to say I adore these mini houses--I use them all the time in a gazillion different types of mixed media and craft projects.
Leave the roof unattached for now. Cover all the pieces of the house with gesso.
Next paint the body of the house with a light blue matte acrylic and the roof with white acrylic.
Cut out the image of the babies on the sled from Paper Calliope's Christmas Children #1, leaving a little extra cardstock tab on the bottom. Set aside.
Trim the bottle brush tree so that the back side is flat.
Adhere the roof to the house and then adhere the icicles to the roof.
After the snow dries, snip the icicles so that the ends are less rounded.
Finish your miniature winter scene by adding brown ink to the edge of a 21 bingo token. Glue bits of pine pipe cleaner, the bingo token and tiny blue beads onto the bottom edge of the house. To protect your Solstice art, lightly spray it with matte enamel.
Great StuffGypsy Soul Laser Cuts Mini House Shadowbox 3
Paper Calliope Christmas Children #1
Clear plastic packaging
Embossing powder in clear and silver
White and light blue acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Stars
Tim Holtz Clock keys
Small metal hardware for feet (from personal stash)
Deco Art Snow-Tex
Pine stems pipe cleaner
Miniature blue beads (from personal stash)
Bingo marker (from personal stash)
Tiny pinecone (from personal stash)