Sunday, 26 October 2008
Awfully Big Art Adventure Week 5
Well finished at last, although it took me well into the early hours of last night.
I now know I am not and engineer or architect.........
This roof gave me quite a few headaches to say the least, but not wanting to be beaten I carried on......
Starting with a hard box that came with a bumper pack of Teabags in it ( I tried a carton and it wasnt very sturdy after my alterations, I wanted something I could actually use )I painted it with Gesso (wonder if used as a body cream it would still cover up imperfections? anyway moving on....) then a coat of acrylic paint all over, added some lace, then sponged on a darker coulor, then added metalic paint sponged onto the lace only.
Side one, the front, My door embossed in black metalic embossing powder, and number 16 my favourite number, the key is above the door and to the left an umbrella and bag with a quote which reads " Visits from dear friends make life sweeter", also a little sign which says " House work stinks" hehehe.
Side 2 , A beautiful lady looking from the window, which was sponged with distress inks and rubbed lightly with metalic paint, and a wonderful women quote, and a big crow in the rafters.....
Side 3 , Similar to side 2 although 4 baby birds in the rafters here.
Side 4 , The garden, I love my tree, not sure if you can see but the tree has been covered with Flower soft so it stands right out from the box, some flowers , a butterfly and a dragonfly.
The roof, above the garden has the word "Imagine" on it, a sunflower with a ladybug and lastly a hot air balloon with a cherub inside. The roof at the front hosts my Initial "J" and a little heart, "Art doesnt have to be perfect " quote ( as this house is far from perfect) and theres a black crow sitting on the quote.
It houses my tea lights now, saves them all being loose in the kitchen drawer.
Thats the tour of number 16 all done. Thank you for looking. xx