Hi everyone. It’s Nadya here. I am so excited to share what I did with my Joggles Wonky Wood House!
Other: white cardstock, inkjet printer, scissors, old credit or gift card; photo of Paris (or your choice) uploaded to computer
Here is my process:
I have been playing with my photography on wood for a while now, so when Joggles introduced Wonky Wood Houses, I felt they had me in mind!
I chose my photo, picking one that would aesthetically fit into the shape of the house. I sized it making sure that it would wrap around the wood on all sides. Using my inkjet printer, I printed on the rough side of a sheet of deli paper and waited for the ink to thoroughly dry.
Using my 1/2 inch flat Dina Wakley Media Brush, I brushed Liquitex Matte Medium over the house, working one side at a time, and carefully laid down the deli paper image.
As the deli paper was laid down, I gently scraped an old credit card across the wood to smooth out potential air pockets, also applying matte medium to the outer surface on top of the deli paper. It was at that time when I noticed that some ink from the craft mat I was working on had transferred to the photo! I decided to embrace it.
I had to cut away some excess areas of the deli paper at the top to have the photo make sense given the angles of the roof.
I let the house air dry, making sure all loose corners and edges were adhered.
I was already loving the look of the house, but I decided to use Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean & Weathered Wood, to add some layers of colour.
Working on one side at a time, I applied the stain to different areas, and blended in the colour with my finger. I then coated the house with matte medium again and let it dry.
I printed out a phrase in French that I liked and cut each word out separately
Using matte medium, I applied the phrase to the back of the house, covering some of the seams, and adhered its English translation along the side bottom.
After the words were completely dry, I outlined each word, once again let it dry, and coated the house with a final layer of matte medium which sealed everything.
Thank you for visiting. I loved working with the Joggles Wonky Wood House. I really enjoy being able to use my own photography in a different way. What do you think? I can’t wait to see how you use this technique.