These mini pieces all came about after coming across a piece of rectangular shaped wood inside a cigar box. I have had ATC size wooden chunkies on my mind for a swap over at the PW Forum. I should have a couple of those to show you soon.
Back to the cigar blocks; my sweetie cut the piece into three sections, so that each measure approximately 1.75 x 1.50 inches and .75 inches thick (4.44 cm x 3.81 cm, 1.90 cm thick) that’s “Chester” on the right.
The center pointy house is cut from the top of a survey stake, you can imagine my delight when my husband surprised me with that! It measures 1.5 x 2.75 inches (3.81 cm x 6.98 cm). The butterfly girl on the left is a piece of the stake turned the other way. The little Paper Whimsy faces fit perfectly. The door on the back of the mini stake house is also from PW. I added the wings.
A little fiddle factor involved, because of their size, but so much fun! I sanded and gessoed them first. One of my gessos is kind of runny and it worked well for this purpose. I sanded again lightly and added inks and some stamping, along with some peeled napkin pieces and various bits of paper……..my mini village is beginning to take shape 😉
the backdrop is a weathered birdhouse that no one has ever lived in