Monday, January 19, 2015

Tiffany Blue & Red Putz Glitter House

 Once again, I've created a Putz glitter house
with Valentine's Day in mind. And once again, my
"Ooh great idea. I'll whip one up right now" vision
was anything but quick.
Like I always say with my chalk-painted jewelry chests....
"just because it's small doesn't mean it's easier".

I have an ardent love for aqua and red, so I was compelled to create this little gem. I've had this red-striped paper for over a year now, knowing I had to make something with it.

 As always, I have designed, hand-cut, and assembled this piece from scratch.

In a departure from my Winter Putz houses, I gave this piece a striped red & white base instead of snow, and continued the stripes with a charming awning over the door, reminiscent of a little flower shop.

I must say, it requires even more attention to detail, 
since snow covers a multitude of imperfections.

The tiny windows are fuzzy with white flocking, and below each is an aqua-tinted millinery flower in a window box. These “boxes” and roof are made of thin-fluted corrugated wrap. Flowers are lightly dusted in fine crytally glitter.

The roof and door are both painted in Tiffany blue. I hand-painted details on the door, with an added thin strip of
German Dresden across it for texture. 
The door windows are coated in clear German glass glitter.

The entire house is encrusted with red German glass glitter. I've sealed the glitter with varnish for added adhesion, which will also prevent it from darkening.

I'm now working on a champagne pink house now.
The fun never stops!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine-Inspired Putz House: Dresden, Millinery, & German Glass Glitter

My first Putz house creation of 2015.....and just in time for Valentine's Day!

I have designed, hand-cut, and assembled this entire piece from scratch.

This chalet styled glitter house creation is bedecked in all sorts of red and white goodness. 

Red German glass glitter over red paint, and trimmed with elegant red metallic Dresden trim.

Clear German glass glitter and mica flakes over white paint, and finished with layered white snow paint. 

Crowning the door are red millinery berries with a vintage metal button nestled in tiny silver tinsel.

White millinery berries have been wrapped together to mimic flowering woody shrubs, complete with hand-painted brown trunk.

To give this piece the ultimate twinkle, I've coated the snow and shrubs with very fine crystally clear glitter. 

In my Etsy shop now! 
I'm going to create some smaller houses next,
keeping with the Valentine-themed colors!

In other news, I'm now on Instagram!
Follow me @ MagiaMiaEtsy!

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Friday, January 2, 2015

My Favorite Creations of 2014: Chalk Paint, Chicken Wire, & Putz Houses

The trend this week in the Blogosphere is mostly
top posts of 2014,
but since my top post of 2014 was the same
as the top post of 2013
(my glue gun potion bottles still reign with most views),
I thought I'd highlight
the creations I was most pleased with.
No big surprise that chalk paint & chicken wire had a part in it.

Old World Gypsy Tarot Chest
Chalk Painted Jewelry Box w/ Italian Tarot Paper Lined Drawers

Mercantile Inspired Seed Tray
Chalk Paint, Ebonized Wood, & Hand-Painted Lettering

Chicken Wire Nest on Antique Sugar Bowl
Chalk Paint Speckled Styrofoam Eggs & Ebonized Excelsior

Tiffany Blue Chalk Painted Dresser Tilt Mirror
The most hearts and views of any of my Etsy creations.

Mercantile Inspired Spice Rack
Chalk Paint, Chicken Wire, & Hand-Painted Lettering

Silver Leaf Putz House
Corrugated Roof & German Glass Glitter
My latest passion, and look for more
Putz Houses in 2015!

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