Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tiny Steampunk House



Why is it that artists are so drawn to house shapes and imagery in art?  Just like birds, this type of imagery and subject matter seems to often ripple throughout the creative world.  I cannot help but join in from time to time.



As usual, lots of metal bits have been added to the project.  Sometimes I just experiment and odd things I would not usually put together end up on a piece creating a cohesive focal, as in this case.  To see all kinds fun goodies I used check out this link for Alpha Stamps.  




The roof of the house is actually UTEE that I stamped into when it was still warm.  A rubbing of copper gilders paste brings out the texture from this technique.  I love how this element turned out.




Another trick I tried for the first time, coloring glitter.  I wanted to use a coarse grain and I did not have the proper color.  I used alcohol ink to dye it, and it worked really well.  

I really like how this tiny house turned out.  Working on a small scale can be rewarding as it can yield results quicker and I am such a hasty artist sometimes.  

Cheers, 

Rhea

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful little house. I love the use of UTEE for the roof. Too clever.

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  2. This is a fabulous little treasure. I love the texture, especially the Utee on the roof. The winged framed girl is an awesome detail.

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  3. Love the tiny house, especially the roof! I hope to see it Wednesday.

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  4. Very sweet house. Hope to see it in person on Wednesday.

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  5. I am not sure cute is the right word, but I just love your cute little house. Love the way the glitter adds texture to the base and the added stamped Utee roof texture. Very Creative!!

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  6. What a fabulous house! I love the UTEE roof and all the textural elements.

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  7. Very, very cool. I agree about the roof ... love it!

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  8. AMAZING!! Love the stamped roof and all the glitter. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

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  9. Magnifica! Bellissimo esperimento!! Ciao, Gabriella

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  10. oh wow, I love this little house!! The stamped roof is my favorite part.

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  11. Hi Rhea... Im so happy to be working with you on the G45 design team. Huge congrats to you ( Im a new follower )

    Karen x

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