It's time for the first entry into the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! Our challenge this week was to work with Eileen Hull's Scoreboard Pro House 3D #656836 - http://www.sizzix.com/product/2353. Additional Sizzix materials used include: Sizzix 12x12 matboard http://www.sizzix.com/product/2354, white, and Sizzix Big Shot Pro http://www.sizzix.com/product/1711 die cutting machine.
Additional materials sponsored by:
Makins Clay® - http://www.makins-usa.com/
Judikins® - http://www.judikins.com/
Elmer's® - http://www.elmers.com/
Plaid® - http://www.plaidonline.com/
Makin's Clay® was used to transform the paper house into a "good enough to eat" Gingerbread House which is illuminated using tiny Christmas tree lights. The roof pieces were hand covered with white Makin's Clay® to resemble white frosting. Individual "gum drops" were then made from Makin's Clay®, allowed to dry overnight and then mounted to the frosting roof using Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive. Once the glue was set, each was dry brushed with more Craft Bond Adhesive and sprinkled with tiny clear glass beads for a sugared effect. The main walls of the house were covered with Terra Cotta Makin's Clay rolled thin on the Ultimate Clay Machine®. The house itself was used as a cutting template, and once the clay was applied to t he chipboard, it was textured with a Makin's Texture Sheet from Set A to resemble gingerbread. Once the house was assembled and the roof mounted, it was time to begin completing the decorations. The frosting trim on all edges was created with white Makin's Clay® using the Ultimate Clay Extruder®. The tiny peppermint candies for the trim and roof of the entry were created by extruding two thin ropes of red clay and white clay, alternating them together to form a cane, then cutting into tiny slices. Once dry, they were applied to the gingerbread walls and coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze™ for a bit of shine. The same twisted canes were used to create the candy canes, which were also coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze. The lollypops were created with primary colors of clay and natural clay sticks. Once dry, they were mounted to the gingerbread walls and then coated with Plaid Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic for a dimensional glassy shine like a real lollypop (dries clear - shown wet in photo). Faux Life Saver Candy wreaths were created with green and red clay and mounted to the roof peaks. Clay gumball accents over the door finished the