Hello everyone. It's Bonnie here today to show you another project I made in response to this month's ePlay Challenge, Wood. I love houses...real ones, images, art projects...houses. A little while ago, I ordered some of Wendy Vecchi's Blossom Bucket embellies, several of them with the idea of creating 3D houses. They became my inspiration for today's project.
I started with two discarded chunks of wood from the garage: a triangular one and a rectangular one. They were both about 1.25 ' thick. Both pieces were gessoed as I wasn't quite sure what I would do to them. In the same eP order, I received one of Michelle Hill's fabulous vintage paper ephemera bundles...oh my word...love! There is so much goodness in one of these packs that I was in Mixed Media Heaven. I used some of the lovely old sheet music to cover the front and back of the triangular piece, using Matte Medium to adhere it. I used a page from an old S&H stamp book, complete with a row of stamps to wrap around both sides and the back.
I spritzed an old bingo card from the bundle with Studio Blue and Lark Art Anthology sprays plus a little water and adhered it to the front of the house. Stamping was done all sides of the blocks with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink and a text stamp. Stencilling was done with TCW's Tiny Circles stencil and gesso as well as with TCW's Mini Chevron stencil and Coffee Archival ink. Vintage Photo Distress ink and then Black Big Brush pen were used around all of the edges of both pieces as well as here and there to age them. Lemon gelato scuffs were also applied and spread with a dry finger. White gesso rings were added with watered down gesso and a bottle lid. A torn piece of an old receipt from the kit was inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and adhered to the base of the house for grass.
A stamped and embossed saying from Wendy Vecchi's Art Comforts stamp set was added to the peak of the house front. Vintage Photo DI was used to grunge it up and darken the torn edges.
The eye peering from the Blossom Parts Front Door was stamped with another WV stamp, An Eye For Art, and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils. A bead was adhered to the door for a knob. The star on the Blossom Part Roof above the door was darkened with a Pitt pen. The resin windows from my stash are backed with more paper from the ephemera bundle which was colourized with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress ink.
The back and sides were stamped with the greenery from the same Art Comforts stamp set using Fern Green Archival ink. The sentiment, from the same set, was embossed in black, torn around and inked with Vintage Photo. The clock in the peak of the house is a wooden piece from my stash.
To complete the house, small vintage wooden dominoes, a thrift shop find, were adhered to the roof and a long wooden bead filled in the gap at the peak. A border was cut (it's actually a rolled daisy die) from black cardstock and adhered to hide the joint between the two pieces of wood.
I had so much fun playing with this house project, with the ephemera from Michelle's bundle, and with all of these wonderful Wendy Vecchi products. There's still lots of time to enter the ePlay wood challenge. We'd love to see what you create.
Thanks for visiting.
Here are links to the eclectic Paperie store for products used above: