We are SO thrilled to introduce our first guest designer, the fabulous Miss Amy Powers of Inspire Company. I've been a fan of her work for quite some time (you will be too if you haven't visited her blog or website yet!) She's incredibly talented and just the sweetest, nicest person!
Amy Powers is the owner of a little online shop called Inspire Company. She lives a sweet and quiet life, making things and wrapping things and sending them off with lots of love to her customers all over the world. She shares her adventures and joie de vivre on her popular blog (inspireco.blogspot.com) .
Amy's even given us a tutorial on how to decorate the little village in her adorable style! Just look at these!
Base paint the entire little house the color you'd like for the house to be. Once the paint is dry, paint the details like the roofline, chimney, doors, windows. If you're shaky, use tape to mask off areas where you don't want the paint. Add polka dots and stripes and more details when that coat dries. Alternatively, you could cut out bits of paper for details like the shutters, doors, and windows and glue them into place.
For the piece with an open doorway and windows, glue paper bits to the back of the piece.
Add accents like tiny Christmas balls, millinery flowers, beads, pom-poms using hot glue. Have fun with this part and look at everyday things with fresh eyes. Let yourself play!
Coat the entire front of the piece with craft glue using a broad paint brush. Put glue over the bits and bobs too.
With a piece of paper underneath collect the run-off, pour a generous amount of clear glitter over the entire piece. Shake off the excess.
If you'd like to decorate your own village, come visit HERE.
"A smile is a light in the window which shows the heart is at home." Martin Buxbaum