I love to paint all sort of papers to make collages, envelopes or wrapping gifts with them. In this case, I started with a 12" x 12" deli paper and a brayer. As I liked the colors, I painted one more, well....three more.
The next morning I received a package with stencils I ordered to make medallions (still out of the box), so I glued these four papers together and painted in the center. After that I felt I needed to do some more so I stitched around the circles and also added a few rows of gold thread.
When I purchased these Prima resins, I wasn't sure where or how to use them. I found this wooden frame and immediately though of this heart. Outside the box.....again!!
I first covered the whole frame with gesso and then painted it with blue acrylic paint, (still didn't know exactly what to do). Looking into my huge stash of (Thai, Indian, Korean etc.) papers, I decided to use this marbled one to match the color I used and covered the inside and outside completely. I could have skipped the painting and just do the the edges but this is the way I create....no plan ahead!
The heart was covered with glitter (oh my....never use it) and to give it a matte look I applied matte medium. The golden top is acrylic paint and then this bling...am I being me??
I almost forgot to say I used Viva Ferro in gold to add some texture to the frame along with Viva glitter paste in hematite
I've been invited to participate in a Youtubers group called Creative Arts Collaboration. They have a theme for each month where hundreds of artists make videos under a "Hashtag". For September they chose #LoveFallArt and here is my video.
This is part of my wooden houses series where I show how I do the foundation of them. I hope you get some inspiration!!
This is the last house I have done. First steps can be found HERE. I'm recording a video so you can watch the whole process on a new house.
After painting it I covered the front with this Tim Holtz tissue
I started to decorate the house using Prima wood doors again, resin elements painted with Inka Viva Gold, a wax seal and some metal accents. I also used a clay embellishment I did a while ago (on the top of the door)
For the final step I just added the metal number with brads