Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's Finally Christmas Eve!

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!


Sandy said...

So wonderful !!!! It looks good enough to eat. What creative ideas you have!
Merry Christmas!
Sandy xx

Viki Banaszak said...

That is super cute! Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a Happy Holiday!

Stampendous said...

STUNNING! This is awesome, wow such a creative use of stencils for decorations. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us this week! Have a wonderful holiday!

barbara macaskill said...

I don't think that I can come up with a word that describes how amazing I think this is!!! I absolutely love it and am going to see if hubby will scoot to the store to see if he can find em a gingerbread house kit on clearance!! That way I don't have to wait till next year to try this!! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year!

Jade said...

Such a wonderfully detailed gingerbread house. I love your use of stencils, especially to decorate the little windows. Hope your 2016 New Year is full of warm blessings.