When Tim Holtz released his new die cuts the Village Collection from Sizzix. I became very interested in making a tiny village for the Holidays. I had set aside my crafting for mixed media painting for awhile. When I started my village I realized I would need a thick card stock so I used the Farm House Christmas Mix and Match for my houses(http://shop.canvascorpbrands.com/collections/christmas/products/mix-and-match-pad-farmhouse-christmas.) Tim has recently make a video on how to assemble the village houses on his blog if anyone is interested: http://timholtz.com/sizzix-village-collection/
I originally started with a piece of a pine round from our property but then it cracked so I later bought a round piece of wood with the bark intact from World Market. I sanded the top of it and then used Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Yellow Icon Oxide transparent paint. I later added over it Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze over the painted surface. I love working with these products! I later took some white acrylic paint and gently wiped over the crackle to give some definition to the surface with a very soft cloth.
I later sprayed it with a clear sealer. I used two products for the snow. The small wooden fence I bought at Michael's also with the small animals on either side of the Village houses. The leaves are from Tim Holtz small dies and I used the Kraft Core papers that I sanded the surface on. The I scrunched them and put them in a little plastic baggie with different colored alcohol inks by Ranger/Tim Holtz product. Then took them out and let them dry. I later put the Deco Art Crackle on each of them with a small brush. I used Snow Tex for the snow, along with SnowFlake Paste on the fence by Finnabair.
The tiny house I hand painted with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, and Quinacridone Gold. I then painted Deco Art Media Glaze over the Transparent Colors. I have entered this in the Deco Art Contest: http://decoart.com/mixedmediablog/article/162