Updated 11/9/2011: Thank you Simon Says Stamp & Show for naming me one of the Top Three for this one!
Updated 11/15/2011: Thank you Gingersnap Creations for naming me a Ginger Gem for this one!
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When I saw the theme this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show, I knew I wanted to make a set of row houses. I've had a Maya Road acrylic house album for some time waiting for this very project. I decided to make this using the house numbers for all the addresses I've had since I got married. Four houses in seventeen years. I wonder how that compares with most.
I had such a good time making this. The first question with acrylic is how you're going to color it. I used alcohol inks (espresso, meadow and butterscotch) applied with felt and a blending tool. Alcohol inks are one of the current challenges at Gingersnap Creations. After they dried I stamped large background stamps (Outlines, Rubbernecker, Studio 490 and Hero Arts) in black Staz-on. All the small chipboard including windows are also Maya Road, covered with distress inks and embossed with clear powder.
The smaller stamps are Tim Holtz , Studio 490 and Savvy Stamps. I used 7 Gypsies gaffer tape to connect the pieces (it's like a hinge taped front and back). The numbers are Sizzix diecuts, tiny peg stamps, Tim's measuring tape, and handwritten. The tiny file tab is a Tim/Sizzix die. Bits of metal from Tim's ideaology and my stash. I ran the base on the right through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and cut it down, using a small strip of it on the second house.
Thanks for the visit!