These tiny houses were a total blast for an assemblage fan like me. I was able to alter these small shrines in a very short time frame, which is rare for my mixed media pieces. It always seems like I am waiting for glue to set!
I made the geisha house first. Inspiration struck as I was sifting through my trusty box of Alpha Stamps images. I was simply looking for something that was the proper scale. When I stumbled upon this picture, my theme quickly took shape. Check out all the goodies I used here.
To add dimension and age I mounted the picture on a domino. I then used distress techniques to give my focal age by sanding and adding ink. Interest was added to my brass elements as well. I used liquid pearls and gilders paste which are some of my go to products for altering metal bits.
The smaller of the two houses holds a tiny Buddha. To hide the hold in the bead, a brad was glued in. I also had to put something inside of my flower to prop my head up like I wished. This shrine is trimmed with the tiniest of butterflies and lovely Dresden border. You can also see that I altered my flower with copper and white gilders paste, with a little liquid pearls in the center.
I am so enthralled with making these tiny houses that I am participating a in swap for them through Retro Cafe Art. The deadline is not until May, so there is lots of time to play!