A number of years ago I wanted to create a stone glitter house for our niece Emily and her husband Phil since they had just moved into a new stone home.
I hand painted the stones on the house here and there to give the illusion of stone. I then went back and shaded the stones and added different colors here and there. It took me a lot of time but the house turned out beautiful and they were happy with it. This was also my pre glass glitter days – meaning I used regular glitter that isn’t quite as shiny.
To make the grey stone house I started with a large paper maché house from Hobby Lobby. I base coated the house Winter Blue and the roof Snow White. I then used the Crocodile stencil and Slate Grey for the stone on the house. I trimmed one side of the stencil so that I could get closer to the bottom.
The nice thing about the vinyl stencil is it is flexible and I can push it into the gables of the house to stencil on the clapboard. I used the Snow White for the clapboard.
To finish it up I used a small flat brush and thinned tomato red paint to add the bricks to the chimney. I used a white Faber-Castell pen to add the trim to the doors and windows and used glass glitter on the house. I made wreaths out of roping and attached them to the house. For more details on finishing the house go to my blog post Glass Glitter Houses. I also used Quikwood to make little extensions to add the trees to the corners of the house.
If you would like a tan stone house start with the mortar color (Sand) and use your choice of color(s) for the stone (Raw Sienna).
On this house I painted the gables with Raw Sienna and then Stenciled the clapboard with Sand.
I just saw that Tim Holtz also has brick, slate and stone stencils which I will have to try….but I do love how the crocodile stencil makes great stones.
I hope you enjoy creating your own stone house. Make it a family tradition each year to create some glitter houses. Soon you will have your own village and a lot of great memories.
PS. If you would like to see other Christmas Glitter houses go to: