Friday, 8 June 2012

Home is where the ink & paint is!

Home is the place to be right now with this rainy weather. I'm not complaining though, I have to occupy myself somehow, and I don't need any encouragement to get my inks and paints out. I thought I would make a happy little scene of "Home is where the ink & paint is", and the heart of course!


I first primed a 30 x 25cm canvas with gesso, and left it to dry. Brushed some blue and green acrylic paint across the canvas until I was happy with the result.


I drew this quirky little house.


I sprayed a page in a book with Dylusions Inks, Cosmic Shimmers and Radiant Rain, drew the letters for the    caption and cut them out.



I used Balzer Design's Crafter's Workshop stencil on the bottom with some Forest Moss green TH Distress ink. I used a flourish mask to give the illusion of clouds and I really like how it looks. I also used a Dylusion's number jumble stencil here and there. The frayed material stamp around the edge is from The Stamp Man. I flicked some yellow, black and white paint at the canvas and used a lid for the circles.


I drew the heart flowers and painted them direct on the canvas then I tore two thin pieces of green card stock for the flower bed. I painted a page in my book with gesso and cut out some fence posts and cross bars from the page and stuck them on the canvas to make the fence. I really like the way the fence had turned out. I did some shading with some Caran D'Ache pencils at the base of the fence posts and the house.


A happy little painting for my craft room wall.
Michelle x

42 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Great canvas, good luck with the Digi stamp!!! Thanks for the atc, it's fab!! Hugs trace. X

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super work, love how and what you've done. Zo xx

Red Kitty said...

Wow hun, this is lovely, really homely, will look fab on your craft room wall. Adore the wording, I really need to practice words more.
Sandra. Xx

minnemie said...

This is really cute. I admire you for having the patience to cut out all those letters! But really worth it-great end result!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Quirky, FUN and SO VERY TRUE!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie Corder

Michelle said...

That is a fantastic piece of art Michelle! Do you sell your pieces at Craft Markets or anything? If not, you ought to look in to it you know.

I am not just saying its fantastic "it is"!

michelle x

Evil Edna said...

I have bought a copy of the house as it is really rather wonderful. Good luck and hope you sell loads.EE

Rita said...

Hi Michelle, What a wonderful canvas. I do love the colours too. Hugs Rita xxx

May said...

Fabulous art work Love it!!! I want that house... It is simply AmAzing!!! you should mass produce this I would buy one... Gorgeous..Hugs May x x x

kristin maynes said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I love seeing your process...great work. Happy PPF!

Michelle Webb said...

Thank you so much Michelle, you've made me think about it though.
Michelle xx

flutterbycrafter said...

A stunning canvas, lovely co,ours and such a quirky house x

Christine said...

What a lovely canvas! I like your quirky house, and I especially like your very special letters - they must have taken ages to cut out!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

Michelle said...

Well PLEASE think seriously about it, or maybe start yourself one of the free Web Sites and put some of your work on there, see how it goes? It wont cost you anything to do it, just a bit of time.

Having Prints made sounds a good idea too, but that would be money laid out up-front, which is a bit scary these days! But I suppose it depends how much it would be.

Do some research, you might be able to give up your job!! You never know:)
michele x

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is a happy little painting. Fun to see how you did it too. HPPF.

Carolyn Dube said...

This is fabulous! What a great house! So glad you joined the virtual vacation!

Nora CG said...

Not just the fence... everything turn out amazing!!!
Beautiful work and thank you for letting us know how you created it.
Have a great day!
Nora

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your layers and process!
And, yes, it's true...home is where my paint is, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kat Sloma said...

How cute is this! I love seeing your process. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Very nice little house. Love it and the process. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

it was great seeing the process and hope the digital stamp is a success and that you do more...xx

Giggles said...

I really appreciate when people share their process! This is so fun! I love doing quirky houses too!! This is so vibrant and pretty!! Love it! Great idea cutting out the letters!! I need to do that!! Thank you for this wonderful post!

Hugs Giggles

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your process of this very creative, colorful and fun creation ~ Love the words! ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Redanne said...

Michelle, your canvas is stunning, and not just the fab picket fence, all of it is, love the colours, your little house and how you have pulled it all together. A x

EVA said...

Lovely and charming! Great to hear how you created it too.

Linda said...

What a beautiful and fun canvas Michelle! I love everything about it-especially the adorable heart flowers!

Victoria said...

So very beautiful..filled with harmony and beautiful energy...love the vibrancy and colors..fabulous!
Victoria

Lynn said...

Very enjoyable to see you cut out your letters and how you put this piece together bit by bit. Wonderful results! Thanks for sharing! HPPF!

Mandy said...

This is brilliant...i love little houses too so i adore this piece and its so true...xxx

carlarey said...

This is so happy! That's exactly the sort of little house that would have set me daydreaming as a child.

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow this is brilliant, my sentiments exactly! You really should be selling these fabulous creations! xx

Tamoonstone said...

So super groovy - Love it!!

Kaz said...

oooh faberoonie!! love your canvas michelle! have a great time at AFTH at weekend say hi to HRH for me xx

kaz x

pauline said...

Michelle, this is so adorable... i just LOVE the tiny hearts!! I'm a new follower. xoxo

Linda said...

What a great piece. I love the colors and your little house.

Simona Cordara said...

Wonderful work!!

lisa said...

What a stunning canvas, I adore your cute little house and the colours are yummy.
Do you think Summer will ever arrive, or have we had it???
Oh well, perfect crafting weather at least!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax 74

Twiglet said...

I love this little picture - so clever the way you combine paint, paper and textures. x Jo

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous painting! A happy one, indeed. Love your house and lettering and the gorgeous layering on the canvas.

thekathrynwheel said...

Cool canvas! Love your quirky little house :-)

Michelle Webb said...

You teased this house out of me Kate, it was the first little house in my street in my first class at AFTH. It's here in this post http://thehobbyroomuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/1st-kate-crane-art-journal-class-at.html
So thanks for making me think like a kid, it didn't take much!

Heather Santos said...

This is beautiful Michelle! Thanks for showing your process. Thanks so much for joining us for the June challenge and sorry I didn’t make it around sooner to comment!

Heather
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