Hello all and welcome!
I’m back today with another new tutorial, and I’m so excited to say…featuring a new distress color, Villainous Potion, a GORGEOUS new shade of the most delicious PURPLE!! YAY! I love a good purple! It is the perfect shade to add to any and all of your autumn blends, and for this project, it is exactly how I used it.
I created a bunch of fall backgrounds and cut several leaves for the vignette…and how cute is this tiny brick house? The new mini 3D Brick Folder worked perfectly for the outside of it.
I also created an embossed 3D Foliage background to cover the outside of the vignette box.
So, let’s get to the making details…
I started by playing with new color and trying different fall background blends. Some of the backgrounds became papers that I cut the leaves from and another, the background of the vignette box.
Villainous Potion both Spray Stain and Oxide Spray, Brushed Corduroy, and Salvaged Patina Oxide.
Villainous Potion Spray Stain and Oxide Stain and Crushed Olive.
Villainous Potion Spray Stain and Oxide and Crackling Campfire.
Then I used a stamp (CMS414 Tapestry) and spritzed my mat with a combo of colors that included Villainous Potion Spray Stain, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, and Crackling Campfire.
Then I embossed a piece of watercolor paper using the Foliage 3D Texture Fade, I spritzed the paper with a little water, then with the Spray Stains which included Villainous Potion both stain and Oxide, Crushed Olive and Walnut Stain then I dried it with my heat tool. Once dry I used my finger to apply some Dina Wakley White Gesso to the embossed texture.
Next up, the tiny brick house…
Now for this part, I chose to use a friend of mine’s awesome brick tutorial… Zoe is the brick master and has the best tutorial over on her blog describing the steps that she takes to make the most awesome realistic brick paper in all sort of color combos. If you aren’t following her, you definitely should be! Her blog is igirlzoe.com and besides brick, she rocks the grunge side of Tim Holtz makes. So, be sure to pop over and check out all her awesome tutorials.
I started by cutting out one of the tiny houses using the Paper Village 2 Thinlet Set…I cut out an extra set of houses to use as the house siding. I trimmed off the flaps of the siding pieces then ran them through the new Mini Brickwork 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder.
Once the edge flaps were trimmed off, I lightly spritzed the siding pieces with water and rubbed them with a little Frayed Burlap Distress Paint.
Next, I spritzed the craft mat with Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy, then using my finger, I rubbed the tiny bricks with the ink, and dried it with my heat tool.
I scribbled a little bit of Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain Distress Ink onto the bricks and rubbed it in with a slightly damp paint brush.
I painted the cracks of the bricks lightly with some Dina Wakley White Gesso in random places, then dried it with a heat tool.
I attached the siding pieces with collage medium and set the house aside to dry.
Once the house was dry, I worked on the windows. I trimmed a couple pieces of Metallic 3 Kraft Stock in Champagne paper down to fit inside the house covering the windows using Collage Medium, before gluing it inside, I sprinkled it with some Clear Rock Candy Glitter and Mica Flakes. (my mica and glitter combo was tinted using some mushroom alcohol ink to give it a more vintage feel)
I finished the house by applying a roof, chimney and door. The chimney piece was cut from a scrap of paper that was then embossed with the new Mini 3D Cobblestone Texture Fade Embossing Folder. I added a bit of crackle texture paste to both the roof and chimney, then finished it with some glitter and mica flakes.
I painted a vignette box using Antique Linen Distress paint around the edges of the box, dried it then sanded it down with my sanding grip.
I trimmed a paper to fit at the back of the vignette and trimmed strips of paper cut from a piece of idea-ology Backdrops paper to fit around the inside edges.
I trimmed the Foliage Paper into strips to fit around the outside edges and back, then adhered all the pieces to the vignette box and dried it with my heat tool.
Using the Funky Foliage Thinlet Set, I cut out several little leaves from the background papers that I made using the new color.
I began bringing together the parts for the background and used a wreath cut from brown distress inked paper from the Funky Wreath thinlet set, then began arranging more leaves and some floral moss.
I drilled a couple holes into the top of the vignette box and placed a twig that was tied through the holes with a piece of jute. I added floral moss to the top of the box and began arranging more leaves.
The wreath with the leaf arrangement was adhered within the box using foam tape and collage medium. I glued the house, then added more floral moss, leaves and a stick to the base of the box.
To top the vignette box off, I added a small acorn that was created using the Funky Foliage Thinlet Set.
With that, my vignette was complete…
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to stop by timholtz.com to check out the replay of the new distress color Youtube live…its loaded with all sorts of good things, the new color and gorgeous inspiration.
Products used to create this make…click here to shop at Simon Says Stamp.
Villainous Potion Distress, 3D Foliage Texture Fade Embossing Folder, Funky Foliage Thinlet Set, Funky Wreathes, Paper Village 2 Thinlet Set, 3D Mini Bricked Embossing Folder, 3D Cobblestone Embossing Folder, Stampers Anonymous Tapestry CMS414, idea-ology Vignette Box, Backdrops Paper, Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper, Distress Mica Flakes, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Metallic Kraft Stock 3 (Champagne), Distress Crayons Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain, Floral Moss, Sticks, Jute
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Anne R says
Isn’t the Villainous Potion just fabulous!! Stacy, you knocked it out of the park with your creativity. This box is just adorable, I love how you did the sides and the little house is so cute. A brilliant new colour and a brilliant make! Anne x
Deborah Adams says
Brilliant creation, Stacy. So much texture & colour. Thanks for showing how well Villainous Potion blends with other fall colours. So so inspiring!
Love the new Villianous Purple and as I’m a big fan of autumnal colours can’t wait to get my hands on it! This is a fabulous vignette and that little house just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and detailed blog post.
Susan K says
You are such a talented artist.
Just a gorgeous make Stacy!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful detail you included in your tutorial; it’s always nice to know colors used, paper used, etc. I love your ability to embrace the white space, I need to be better at that!! Thank you again!!
Yvonne Boucher says
The new color is gorgeous. And Stacy, I absolutely love your project! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.
Your makes are always stunning eye candy. So dreamy to step inside the process. Appreciate your tutorials always. Beautiful make. Inspiring.
Aside from your usual master’s touch this make really speaks to me. I just bought three hanging wooden trays that were seriously marked down in order to create a vignette with a tiny house. I’ll be doing Christmas as they are my annual make tradition to the households of my children. Thanks for the pointers in creating the little house.
Darla Rants says
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project with us, I love reading every word of your tutorials!
Judi Markel says
Your vingette box is amazing, love the colors and the theme.
I love this make, the little brick house and its textured black door, the leaves, touches of purple beautifully blended in, all that yummy texture and a brilliant detailed blog post as ever. Thank you Stacy xo
You’re so talented! I really appreciate how you explain your process. It opens my mind to loads of possibilities! Thank you!