Monday, December 21, 2009

Large 3' x 4' Red Fairytale Deer Original Acrylic Hand Painted Painting

This is a deer I had to make twice! This lighter red deer looks more like a fairytale deer. It's available at etsy or at
It is $429 with free U.S. shipping. At 36" x 48" he is a very large painting.

This darker deer has already been sold. It went so quickly that I didn't have time to enjoy him! I might have to redo a dark one again.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Version of Putz Paper Houses

I made these houses a year ago. I wanted to try out these designs I saw in every store. They were very easy to make. I didn't use a template, I just free handed the designs on cardboard. So they are not like the paper pulp originals.

The snowmen are paper pulp. And the balls on the tree are from a Victorian style bead garland I cut apart.

Then lots and lots of glitter and they were done!

I made these trees from wrapping a garland of paper I painted and cut. These are all about 12" to 15" tall.

Paper House for Christmas

This is my Christmas house. It has snow, wreaths,snowmen and snowballs.It is made of cardboard and other paper products.

This shot shows the 2 snowmen up close. I made them from paper pulp. I added twigs and made a hat.

Here are some poinsettia pots on the porch.

Every window has a wreath that is entirely handmade from paper I painted and cut out. Then I added a red bow and painted a lit candle.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Getting Back to Paintings! Santa Claus Portrait

My new completed painting is Jolly Santa Claus with genuine Swarovski crystal snowflakes. This is an acrylic on cotton. It's available at my etsy shop or my website.

St. Nick has been a painting in my head for the past couple of years. And I finally had time to paint him. This is a 16" x 20". I think I'd like to paint a larger version as well. But I have so many other paintings I want to do that Santa will have to wait for his turn to come back again!

$112.75 with Free U.S. Shipping (international $10.00)

Friday, December 4, 2009

A New York Queens Village Mini House

This house was commissioned by Melanie, a fellow paper artist from Etsy! Here's a link:
She lives in Queens Village, New York.

My picture came out a little more orange. But I took the pictures with sun light and Melanie took hers at dusk or dawn.

This is another paper(cardboard) creation covered with concrete that I carved for the bricks.
That was a lot of windows! But still lots of fun to make!

The window air conditioner was so cute to make! Just a little box with framing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lance's Old Farmhouse Miniature House

This house was commissioned by Karen. She plans to give it to her boss for Christmas.

Karen wanted her boss to have a mini house so he could enjoy it when he couldn't be there.

This was my first basement!

I had to build the railings a little differently on this house. I wanted to make sure it would withstand shipping with no problems. So instead of fastening in the middle of the posts, I fastened them behind the post. Always have to think of ways to build these tough!

That is a crack that is in the real house's foundation. Gives character!

Love the little vent!
That little light was a fun detail to add. Of course I had to add the screen door. It has screen material to keep out the bugs! It's a little open to show the door behind it.

I'm not sure what that door is for but I made it anyways!
The stones are showing through the concrete. And there is some of the add on cedar deck.

It sure was a lot of fun to make.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Brick and Stone Miniature Custom Commisioned House

I just finished another custom miniature house for Rachel. She's sending it to her mom. This is a traditional newer home. I made the bricks and stones from concrete. It makes the house very sturdy!

I only had one picture to work from but hopefully I got the details right?!

The front door area was a little tricky because it's such a tight spot to work in.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Primitive Style Miniature House Pumpkin Color

Here's my new little house. This was is very simple. It's a deep pumpkin color. Very fall like! I styled it after the salt box houses. I love that primitive/folk art look. It's available at my etsy shop.

The little door knob is metal. I made the door by layering planks.
I put each plank of siding on one at a time. It just looks more like a real house that way.

Here's what I'm working on now:

Those are 2 roofs of my new candy/ gingerbread houses. I'll post them as soon as they're done. I have to do candy research!!!! :D

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lynn's Miniature Custom Commissioned House

This is a house I made for Lynn, a facebook friend. She had it made for her son and daughter-in-law's Christmas gift.

It's mostly made out of paper products(cardboard). Everything is totally original. I don't have templates or prefab pieces. I just draw everything out, measure what I'd like the finished product to be and start cutting cardboard!

I start out making the floor plan. Then I stick on walls and the roof. Next I measure out the siding and cut each plank out. I do the same for the roof shingles. Next I tackle the windows. These are probably the most tedious part of the project. I actually make each little separations between the "glass". Then I use a super gloss to give a shiny look to the windows.

This was my first dog request! It's hard to see, but it's a little black dog statue. The pots have cabbages in them. The door has molding just like the real one.

The chimney and vent are concrete covered with bricks carved in.