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Thursday, 3 July 2008

There was a crooked house!


This is my Round Robin journal page for Heidi. First I just want to say that this looks BAD in the picture, I cant take a photo to save my life! I went ahead and made this as Heidis lovely page has gone AWOL in the post :( I know that Heidi is quite fond of her houses, so I decided to make some with a difference. I know its a bit odd but I like it and hope very much that Heidi does too? Well its made up of mountboard with ice lolly sticks chopped up to make all the bits (its about a half inch think - sorry!). Now I have to tell you all, it is not easy trying to find plain old lolly sticks here, they're all multicoloured, so I had to cover the whole thing three times in gesso before I could start to paint!!It is covered with a mix of acrylic paint and an irridecent mixative, then highlighted with some wax rub ons and the edges are all sealed with alum tape that has been alcohol inked. Oh and the base of the page is ripped card to make it look like a wall, although i think it might look more like water, but thats fine too. Lastly there is some glossy accents in the house windows to look like glass. I'm not sure if it needs something else so I'm going to look at it for a day or two and think about it again then.

12 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

Oh I think this'll be right up her street (pmsl).

Nicks said...

Gawd it's awesome! She will love it and if she doesn't she needs a slap and send it to me!!

Jinny said...

Ohhhh I say PAULA YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY AND THIS IS SOOO different
Thank you for my award- I am honoured-will sus out how to do it later!!!

Katherine said...

It's brilliant!

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this Paula....and why didn't you say I'd have gladly helped you eat all them ice lollies....I've suffered for my art before you know!!!! LOL

Dawne said...

lovely ...
if you need plain lolly sticks i have loads, email me ur addy and i will send
Dawnejames@aol.com

Sherry said...

Paula - this is astounding! The photo looks brilliant to me - so what's it like it real life? WOW!!!

DF - Heidi said...

love it - i nearly peed my pants when i saw it - its totally and utterly awesome and its mine hehehehe so nicks fly off you dont get your OGNO mitts on it its mine its mine shaking my bootie its mine its mine its mine :0) - blimey no pressue on making yours then paula lol

hxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sian said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning and I'm sure Heidi will LOVE it! I certainly do.

joey said...

oh this is fantastic!!!!!! award is right back at you hun!.thankyou.xxx

Horners Corner said...

HI Paula, have only just found your blog and i love it, have added your link to mine :)

MARGARET FIELD said...

this is stunning, and your gilded arch piece of work is beauuuutiful