For this cottage, I simply glued it altogether with white glue following the directions with the kit. Then I gave it a light coat after the glue was dry, of white Gesso.
Once the Gesso was dry, I painted the entire cottage Umber Brown. It was just like putting on a coat of Hershey's chocolate. Once dry, I added my papers to the cottage using Mod Podge matte medium, great for glue and sealing.
While the cottage was drying I added papers to the roof, on top and underneath. I love adding collage to all the hiding places for a nice discovery. Inside, I also added a few papers to the walls.
After all my papers were added, I finished up with details, like adding a little washed brown umber and gold acrylic paint to the edges.
Here I used some Victorian Die Cuts I had in my stash and the paper on the roof is from Retro Cafe. I love that you can get this paper with adhesive backing.
The platform base (above) is optional. The Cottage can stand alone and looks amazing with additional cottages all lined in a row.
Acrylic Paint - Burnt Umber
Victorian Bunny Stickers
Victorian Bunny Die Cut