Monday, November 24, 2014

Paper House Luminaries Workshop

I had the pleasure of taking another workshop with the imitable Cathe Holden at her Inspired Barn in Petaluma, CA.  We each made three adorable paper houses, with a flickering tea light inside they do this:
We did pretty christmas theme - but you can imagine how cool they could be for halloween!
 Cathe always makes us feel special, and this class was no exception.  We were given all the supplies and tools necessary to create the house - including a full printed guide.
Luminarie Mobile by Cathe Holden
 Here is Cathe's sample - 6 little houses used to create a delightful mobile. when attached to a golden crown.
 From her instruction guide - here are some ideas for where to place the bling.
 Here are all the components all laid out - including glitter and mica flakes to create a snowy effect.
 Did i mention bling?  Cathe arranged for each of us to get a sampling of gorgeous rhinestone and sparkly goodies from the Blumenthal Lansing Button company.  they were all so pretty - it was hard to choose which ones to use!
 Cathe printed the layout for the house on the back of these card stock images of text and vintage printing from the back's of cabinet cards.
 So we simply had to cut and fold!  her patented technique (i have no idea if it patented - it should be!) made it super easy to assemble and glue these houses together.
 Once we had cut out the little windows it was time to add the adorments.  i brought a few things from home.  a couple of birds (of course) some aqua blue trims (of course) and even a little bunny charm which i coated with glitter.
 The rooflines were run through Cathe's vintage pinking machine - to create that lovely scalloped edge.
 The final touch was to add some ribbons and lace to the curtain hooks to allow for hanging.  I even applied glitter and snow to the hooks!
 With the flicker battery operated candles inside they really do come to life.
 Here are the houses my friend A made - so sweet.
House Assemblage by Cathe Holden
Cathe had many ideas for the little houses, including this lovely country scene using a book cover.  Please check out Cathe's website and blog.  She is super generous with her time and talents and has many freebies and ideas to share at just something i made.
Thanks Cathe!

1 comment:

MaRyKaY said...

Those are so cute. Would love the template. Would make cute Xmas gifts too