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Altered House

Jill Brush, from California, is our Guest Blogger for this post. You can go directly to her blog here. In this article, Jill shares an altered house she created from a chipboard template.

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I bought this chipboard house from Crafty Secrets. They also had alterable chipboard dresses and overalls that were really cute, as well as tons of new acrylic stamps to drool over. These alterable chipboard houses are very cheap (only 5.99) and include all the pieces to construct the house, and more! The finished house is about 6 inches high and 3 inches wide, and opens up for all kinds of possibilities on the inside!

I’ve seen these houses used for decoration in a room (i.e. Christmas village), to host mini albums, or to put pictures inside for show. The great thing about these cute little houses is that it took me less than 2 hours to finish it!jillbrushalteredhouse2.jpg

The paper I used was a paper pad from Maricella K’s Lucy’s Linens line. I adhered everything with Mod Podge, and was ecstatic that it all stuck down and STAYED down!
I used Cat’s Eye brown chalk ink (can’t live without it), and some ribbon from Joann’s. The rubons and 3-d stickers were also from Maricella K.

I used the chipboard house as my template to trace my paper pieces, and used an X-acto knife as well as scissors to cut them out. After inking the edges of the paper and adhering it to the chipboard house, I used a Making Memories sanding tool to distress all of the edges.

I haven’t decorated the inside of the house yet, because I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it now that I’ve finished it. Could be a gift…could be a prize…we’ll see!

- Jill Brush

For more photos and details, please visit Jill’s post here.

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