These were made for an online swap,each measure 2.5inches x 3inches.
First I took some photos of buildings that had nice stone/brickwork and windows. I printed the pics and cut each down to size.
Next I painted over the front of each pic with some acrylic wax to make them stronger, then when dry i folded over the top of each piece to create different roof shapes. I also scrumpled them up and then opened them out and sanded them, to distress them.
Next i layered 3 colours of sheer fabric over each house and stitched them together using straight and zig zag stitch.
I then cut the excess fabric off, and snipped in between the stitching to reveal the sheer underneath, I frayed all the edges.
Next I stitched on little pieces of grey card, on which I had doodled windows.
I then cut open the windows.
Finally I hand stitched a metal key onto each house. Some of the keys were black and were used as they were, others were silver and gold and to darken them I used alcohol inks.
Thankyou to everyone who sent me keys to use in this project. Barbara. and Denise.and Linda.x