giovedì 14 aprile 2016

Tutorial: A mini village out of salvaged wood

So, lately I have a wooden stove and the temptation to save some wooden pieces to make something pretty is too strong to resist! A very easy project, made with salvaged wooden blocks, book pages and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Gelatos are just free mess and so easy to use.
La stufa a legna è fantastica! Ma la tentazione di salvare dei pezzi di legno è sempre troppo forte. Questa volta ho costruito un mini coloratissimo villaggio, con pagine di libro, timbri e Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos.

It started like that:
And you can see the full tutorial here:
Qui il tutorial:
Cover with Whipped Spackle using a an old credit card
Ricoprire con pasta embossing
When dry color with Gelatos Pastel kit
Quando asciutto colorare con i Gelatos
Stamp or draw windows and doors
Stampare o disegnare porte e finestre
Cut out from old book pages the roof and doodle some details
Tagliare da delle pagine di libro delle strisce per fare i tetti
Glue the details with Gel medium, and add more details with the white pen
Incollare i tetti e aggiungere qualche doodle
Materials I used:
Gelatos® Colors 15ct: PASTELS
Whipped Spackle
Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK
Essential Textural Accents Gel Medium
PITT big brush artist pen - White

I would like to enter the latest challenge on Stamps and stencils challenge blog : Trash to treasure.

This project is clearly inspired by the beautiful islands and coastal towns that Italy is famous for: 
Questo progetto è ispirato dalle coloratissime piccole città che costellano le nostre coste, qui Bosa, in Sardegna.
This is Bosa, one of the priettest town here in Sardinia, few km from where I live. Visit Sardinia!:-)

18 commenti:

Flo Langley ha detto...

Love these!
Hugs Flo x

maj. ha detto...

So cute and happy!Totally adorable!

Pamela ha detto...

Un villaggio meravigliosooooo

Alice (scrAPpamondo) ha detto...

Che dolce questa cittadina di legno!!! .... E mi pareva di riconoscere lo stile mediterraneo delle nostre case :D
Favolosi i tetti di libro con il doodling!!

Crafty Claire ha detto...

What a great project. These are totally charming and lovely. Did you do all of the drawing? Maybe release a stamp set with the windows, doors and roof?

Lucy Edmondson ha detto...

What a beautiful and imaginative project, gio! Lovely to see what inspired it,

Lucy x

Dana Tatar ha detto...

This project is super fun! I'm on the hunt for some wood pieces of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sam & Poppy ha detto...

Big hugs from Poppy and me, we wish you a lovely weekend xx

craftytrog ha detto...

Wonderful!!! xxx

butterfly ha detto...

Oh how I would love to visit Sardinia!! And your charming rainbow houses are an extra temptation - simply delightful!
Alison x

Tra carta, timbri e colori di Giulia ha detto...

Fantastico! Io insegnerei questa creatività a 360 gradi anche alle scuole materne. Michela sarebbe euforica :)

Unknown ha detto...

Troppo bello! Bravissima!

SewPaperPaint ha detto...

These are oh so cool! The texture paste adds so much. I could eat 'em up!

Jackie PN ha detto...

Gio! These are delightful little houses! I love them and the tutorial- thank you for sharing! I too have pieces of wood I have saved from the woodstove, still thinking how to proceed with them, but now you have inspired me!!
Your photo is gorgeous! my secret wish is to someday visit your beautiful Italy- a girl can dream can't she?

Cocofolies ha detto...

Ooh, it's pure genious!!!!!! I LOVE this project to bits Gio!!!!
Hugs xxx

LauraVi ha detto...

Nooooooooooo questo è un capolavoro, una poesia, un paesaggio fiabesco, sei troppo troppo brava!

rachel ha detto...

these are beautiful - what a wonderful upcycling project - brilliant! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils x

SewPaperPaint ha detto...

I should have said thanks a bunch for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils! What fun! Hugs, Autumn