Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Paperartsy - Topic 11 - Our House

The Paperartsy topic announced on Sunday, is "our house" - Darcy found some fantastic samples of houses incorporated into art... I was taken by Kate Crane's journal page, and Karla's page full of houses on Sunday, and also Lucy Edmondson's inspiration from Madness "Our House" (in the middle of our street)

 This is a page in my A4 Seawhite journal.  I used heavy gesso as a base on the page, then scribbled the Crayola Twistables - yellow, orange, pale blue and red, mixing and blending before the gesso was fully dry to ease the blending.  Forgot to take a photo of this stage...
I stamped and masked the houses (Paperbag Studio) multiple times over the page, nearly filling it.

I stamped the plain house on a book page painted with diluted Fresco paints, and glued them over the background.

To allow the houses to pop more from the journal page I smudged the black Twistable with a damp brush, to create a background
Borrowing from last fortnight's challenge, I took a black micron pen and scribbled round the outline of the houses, and underneath with a soft pencil, smudging the lines, and then scribbled again with the micron pen, and finally a white sharpie.
stamped the words from ELB13 (Paperartsy) on white and mounted on black card, before adding to the journal page.


Entering the Paperartsy challenge here 

18 comments:

Lin said...

Excellent Helen I love it!! reminds of a seaside town built on a steep hill :)

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Helen, thanks for the visit. I am new to this Art Journal business :) I am enjoying it so far and love your page today, it's lovely and reminds me of the seaside towns on the South Coast of England. Happy WOYWW. Cx #7

Darcy UK said...

Love,love,love this Helen, such a fun page. Fab colours and layering of the houses, you got great dimension, looks like a real town.

Hazel Agnew said...

Great use of the twistables Helen.you are flying high at the moment...just loving your work! This is tremendous! Xx

Chris Cresswell said...

I really love this page Helen. I love the way you've used colour and the added stamping over text was a really good idea. Those houses really pop. This is very similar to a Jodie Ohl style of painting. I really love it.

sam21ski said...

Great collection of houses there xx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love this a lot Helen. It draws the viewer in, loads to see, love the colouring. Brilliant.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your page Helen, the houses look really effective. Tracy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks great Helen. Always good to have a little play time isn't it. Lx

Sue said...

I really like this Helen, it reminds me of the seaside too xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This page is incredible, Helen. I've tried to create houses one behind the other before, but never had any luck. Yours is simply PERFECT.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant page! Love it!

butterfly said...

Love your busy townscape - such a cool stamp - and the colours are very cool. Love the technique to blend the crayons over gesso.
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow what a fabulous page Helen, love the composition of your town, the houses are fantastic love it xx

craftimamma said...

This page is fantastic Helen! Love the layering of the houses and it actually makes me think of a coal mining town way back in my childhood Love it & I think possibly my favourite journal page of yours although there are many that I like.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

The page is gorgeous! I love your houses.

Craftyfield said...

I like this... a village being built one house at a time. Very clever and beautiful too, I love the colours!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Helen! This is a fabulous page(and as I see now, Mr Random was good to you this time! Yay!)I love how you used the Twistables - i am loving mine too! Hugs, Chrisxx