A house in the clouds…Tutorial

A house in the clouds…Tutorial

Cloud house shelf full


Happy Easter Friday 🙂

I hope everyone has a fab Easter weekend and don’t eat to much chocolate…..not that I will be following my own advice of course hehe…

I wanted to share a recent make with you, It is a house shaped wooden shelf system and it was painted grey with clouds, as a request to match some wallpaper a customer had.

I snapped a few photos of the process to share.


woodhousewide empty

  1.  Take your wooden house shape shelf and paint it the base colour you want. I didn’t primer this (paint with a coat of gesso or similar) I just used a couple of coats of the colour i wanted it.       I didn’t have a grey paint and was worried that if I mixed my own and needed more for any reason, I wouldn’t be able to get the right shade again, so I popped to my local DIY store and got a couple of tester pots in the colour that closet matched the sample paper I had been sent.

Cloud house shelf clouds pianted


  2. For the clouds I used a memory box die to cut out some clouds from some scrap card.
 Cloud house shelf clouds template
3. And using a white gel pen, I drew around the clouds onto the wooden house. I drew the cloud outlines in various random places.
I used a Sakura gelly roll pen, but any white pen that allows you to draw onto the paint will be fine, preferably with a fine nib though, as you don’t want it interfering with the white paint you will use.
Cloud house shelf clouds drawn start
I made sure some went off the bottom and edges as I find it gives it a more natural look.
4. Using two different sized brushes (one for filling, one for outlining) I painted each cloud, using a white acrylic paint.
Cloud house shelf clouds drawn
5. It took me a couple of coats on each cloud to make them look as ‘white’ as i wanted and to neaten up any lines etc. I also used my white gel pen to smooth a couple of the edges.
Cloud house shelf clouds painted
And that was it all done 🙂
Paint Brushes
Memory box cloud die – Or any cloud shaped die or cut out/stencil
Wooden house – Available HERE
Grey paint – Local DIY store (tester pot)
Sakura 08, gelly roll – White gel pen – Available HERE
White Acrylic paint – Any arts & Crafts store
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