Saturday, April 20, 2013

The key to a happy home....

Hello and weekend greetings!

I have a home decor piece to share with you today. This one combines a large Kaisercraft Standing Key and the Pickled Pear Collection. A few Twiddleybitz chipboard components were added together to create a little village effect across the top of the key.
The front of the large MDF key was covered with pattered paper with the edges given a heavy coat of white gesso.  This was applied with a stippled appearance to add a little shabby appeal. A couple of coats were applied to give a better coverage. The first coat of paint tends to soak in somewhat as the MDF can be a little thirsty.  

Once dry the edges were inked with a finger dabber and some distress ink.  Modge Podge was then randomly applied across the top and side edges of the key with some Twiddleybitz plastic shards then added and allowed to dry.  Diamond Dust also works a treat, the effect is a little more sparkly than using the plastic shards.

Glimmer Mists were then applied over the top of the shards. I used a combination of Tattered Angels Coffee Shop and Turquoise Blue. A couple of applications of each to build the colour up.  
Little houses were constructed from the Twiddleybitz Miniature House Kit . There are 3 in kit, all slightly different.  These were decorated using papers from the Pickled Pear Paper Pad and Twiddleybitz button emphera - these are available at the shows.
Twiddleybitz Cast Iron Gates, Skeleton Tree and Lamp Post were added to the scene.  Some Kaiser lace was altered with gesso and glimmer mists and applied across the front.
Pretty Kaiser blooms, ribbon and a few Pickled Pear collectable elements finish it off.

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