Monday, July 7, 2008

Our House

So, it has taken awhile, but I think our house is finally done. I tried to keep the basics of our house true, but make it a bit more playful. I have done other paper collages before, but this is the first time I have done a mixed medium collage. It is mostly paper, but I did do some painting too and I also used words this time (I printed poems and verse on the paper used for the house and then painted over it in white). I think that this is something I would like to experiment with more in the future...It is fun to see our children get inspired by the things that they see us doing. Yesterday, while I was working on the house, Regan decided she wanted to make her own house too. It is still a work in progress, so I will have to post a picture of it later, but she is doing an excellent job!

Here are some other paper collages I have made. The first one is a project that we did in MOPS this year (I was the craft coordinator for our group). It is supposed to be a magnetic message board, but how can I cover up those cute birdies with scraps of paper and magnets? I think I will hang in the hall with all my other collages. (sorry for the crooked pictures).This is the first tree I did a couple of years ago. Recently I did another one for a friend to put in her babies room, I don't have a picture of that one thought.
Recently I have seen mushrooms popping up everywhere. I just got some really cute scrapbook paper with mushrooms all over it. You just might see some mushrooms popping up in my next project(s) :)

5 comments:

aswewalk.com said...

Amazing! Absolutely splendid. Do you sell these? I love love love the one done on the cookie sheet! You are entirely, completely the creative bomb!

amy said...

Deb, Thank you! I think I traded the one I made my friend for some stamps (she does Stampin' Up), but I have never sold one. Someday when I get myself really organized I might open an etsy shop. For now I just do stuff as people request and as time allows.

Hadley Coble said...

That magnet message board is ADORABLE! I feel a project coming on!!

thanks for sharing. Your collages are really nice as well (I just think I might could actually do the magnetic message board LOL)

chickadee said...

those are wonderful! what kind of material do you recommend for the back? canvas?

amy said...

Chickadee,
Thanks! For the house I used a canvas on a frame. The branch and birds are on a cookie sheet from Walmart and the tree is just on a piece of card stock. I am considering just using pieces of wood for my next one, plain or painted. Mod Podge is pretty versatile as far as surfaces it will work on.
Amy

 

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