Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Toadstool Type Home!

A little twist on the HOME theme - for this canvas I used the brand new Toadstool House. I love this product, something a little different and ever so cute don't you think?

To colour the toadstools I have used the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains. These make colouring chipboard ever so easy. The bottle comes with a sponge dabber top, so it is as simple as dab it on and voila, your piece is coloured. Because of the fluid nature of the product, blending the colours is also easy - that's how I achieved the two tone colouring on the Toadstool House.

With a little patience I managed to adhere the new Scrapware Fences CH448 and Gate to the front of the canvas, with space behind for flowers and embellishment. I have also used the Toadstools CH443 and the new Foliage (small) CH465. It's hard to show you the detail ... which just means you will have to come and see us at Melbourne Paperific to see it in real life! !

Next up I created this Reverse Canvas which features one of the Wisteria Lane Houses KT39.

I have further embellished the house with German Scrap borders and the tiny little German Scrap Keyhole. The Nadine frame (Medium) CH380 is perfect for this sized canvas (8" x 8"). I have simply painted the chipboard house with white gesso and dry brushed some pink acrylic over the top. The roof is covered with calico which I have then gesso'ed and finished with a gold Rub n Buff. A HOME wouldn't be complete without a nest! To create the nest I have simply used Coconut Fibre which I have painted white. I admit, painting coconut fibre is a challenge ... but worth it, lol!

I have also used some of the newest Scrapware products - the new Foliage CH465 and the Lamp Post Triple CH441. This piece will also be on display at Melbourne Paperific next weekend.

I am flying over to Melbourne to work for Scrapware at the Paperific Expo doing FREE make and takes! Be sure to stop by, we have loads of awesome specials and some more BRAND NEW never before seen product on offer.

See you there!
Natalie x


  1. Oh Natalie these are so just fantastic ... I knew it was one of your posts before I saw your name ... the texture and mediums you use as always is beautiful and inspiring

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  3. oh cause iI didnt breath whist looking and commenting on this I had to repost my comment it had no comma's and a multitude of spelling mysteaks LOL ***blush***

    "SCRAPWARETACULAR HUN!!! I heard some idiot say you dont do grunge ...ahhh hallooo ...NOT MUCH! That first little canvas is all the best goodness of vintage, grunge, and shabby chic! All rolled up, in love ond dished up on a SCRAPWARE plate for scruptious visual FEAST!!! methinks... I like it.. ALOT!!!