Just a quick post to share a project that I finished off today: a woodblock house. Or rather a block of wood decorated to look like a house using Stampotique stamps stamped onto old book print, a lot of paint, Ecoline, water colour pencils and multi matt medium galore.
|Here is the front of the house|
Ever since I came across Stampotique stamps I've adored them, particularly the little door I used on my project. I layered up several layers of the image stamped onto book print so that the handle, hinges and door panels would have a little dimension. I did the same for the sign on the side of the house and some of the flowers.
|Side view showing the sign"Art lives here"|
|Here's a close up of the sign...sorry doesn't really show the dimension though.|
Before gluing everything into place I gave the block a coat of matt medium. All the stamped images got the same treatment, especially the flowers. I wanted these to be robust so they could stand away from the block in places.
|Some of the flowers I left single and others I layered to add dimension.|
These are the ones on the back elevation of the house.
|Full view of the back of the house.|
My roof was the corner of a cereal box covered with decorated deli paper left over from an art journal page ("Do I look like a people person") I created last year.
Lastly a couple of stands of coloured wire wrapped round the house provided an anchor for some dyed seam binding to decorate the other side of the house.
|Side elevation of the house....looks a little bare now. Hmmm have to sort that out!|
Here are couple more close up pictures before I head off......
Windows at the front of the house.
Front door and the little girl with her heart.......
|And yet another one of the door.... I have no idea what it is about this image that I love but I feel a journal page coming on using this image...perhaps an opening door!|
Thanks for taking time to stop by and read my post today......Happy crafting.