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 from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 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 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 wallflower 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 from Canvas Corp. 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 form the Tim Holtz paper dolls fit right in the house. Doesn't he look happy to be in there? The chipboard is a quote chip from Tim Holtz.
I just love these little houses. They have so much potential. I have a couple more projects using them to share with you soon.
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