I know that most of my regulars (and irregulars) are super busy today, but just in case you've finished wrapping, baking, visiting, and ELF watching, and finally have a moment for yourself, grab your peppermint mocha, pull up a seat, and view the team's posts for Dreamweaver Thursday.
I'm featuring my gingerbread house that I created two years ago, and stenciled. Yes, stenciled. I had purchased a pre-baked gingerbread house kit from IKEA, and went at it with everything in my stash of Dreamweaver products...which is a LOT!
Each wall was ink-stenciled using the Stone Wall stencil with Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Memento inks. The chimney pieces were paste-embossed with a mix of Regular Embossing Paste and red acrylic paint. The leftover mix was painted over the window frames and the door.
The roof pieces were were paste-embossed with the Small Scales stencil design using Regular Embossing Paste, and covered with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix from Stampendous. The window "panes" were each paste-embossed with Translucent Paste using the Dreamweaver Hawaii Quilt Combo design. I added dabs of the same paste along the edges of the "eaves" for icicles. All items were set aside to dry overnight.
To adhere all of the pieces together, I used more of the Regular Embossing Paste, dabbed on with a palette knife, and covered with more glitter. I added a few dabs to the window sills as well, and bank of it around the base of the house. The entire house was adhered to a slate plaque that I had in my crafting stash, and just happened to be the perfect size. The roof pieces were pasted together at the top, but not attached to the house. Instead, I stuck straight pins through the top edge of the walls so that the roof/lid would rest on top, but I could still access the inside. I placed flame-less tealights inside for display purposed. Though this project looks good enough to eat, no one would want to, but it does smell nice and ginger-bready. After the holiday, I sprayed the outside with a satin finish to seal it for display in years to come
Check out how our team is "wrapping up Christmas" for today. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas to those who celebrate, and a happy holidays to everyone!