To decorate the walls, I cut more watercolour paper to line the house. I stamped the back part with transparent embossing ink and a roughly striped pattern before sprinkling it with lemon Brusho crystal colour and using a brush to pat the powder on to the ink. Misting with water then releases the colour and it stays stronger where the ink is holding more of the powder. I then used the brush to blend out the colour on the side walls, floor and ceiling. With those pieces all glued in place I was ready to start decorating!
All the stamped images were water coloured with Brusho crystals mixed with a little water before cutting them out ready to add them to the scene.
Finally, I repeatedly dragged a plastic painting knife through the dark brown Brusho while it was still wet to give the lined effect of the tops of books, as if you are looking down on the pages. I folded this before gluing it in place to support the stamped book spines.
The quote translates to “A book is a window that the reader can escape through”. Anyone else ready for lazy days of reading and dreaming of adventures? Or tempted to escape to the craftroom to create fun little houses?
Stamps are all from French company Chou & Flowers, available from Kerudoc Création