November 27, 2016

Blue Glitter House

I was inspired to create a blue glitter house after seeing a few around the internet. I thought the blue shade would look so frosty and cool under the glitter.  I love making my own patterns so I sat down with the graph paper and eventually ended up with this.

Blue glitter house with trees and toy nutcracker
Blue Glitter House
But before I get to the pretty, finished house it has to go through this stage below - drawing and drafting and redrawing and redrafting. And measuring and thinking and cutting and folding and testing and back to drawing and drafting again!

Then it's time to glue and prime and paint and glue and glitter . . . 

Blur glitter house with trees

But all in all it's a fun undertaking with lots of steps and techniques involved. I like the variety of tasks in the process.

And once it was all finished this little guy showed up to stand guard outside the new house.  ;)

I hope you are having a great week with some time for creativity.


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November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and PPF!

Happy PPF to all my Paint Party Friday friends!  I hope all of you in the U.S.A. had a Happy Thanksgiving.

This week I am sharing this little painting - about 4 x 6 inches. Mixed media on watercolor paper. Collage, acrylic, pencil and colored pencil, maybe some oil pastel??  LOL  I can't remember - I just grab whatever I think will work in the heat of the moment!

The background and her shirt ended up being almost the same color. Not what I was going for but I liked it after all in the end.  :)

Hope you all have a creative and enjoyable weekend!


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November 15, 2016

Inspiration for a New Glitter House

Isn't it funny how inspiration can strike?

This week I have been working on a new glitter house. All because I went shopping.  :)  
I purchased some white bottle brush trees already decorated with turquoise, aqua and silver beads, so of course I had to make a turquoise glitter house to go with them!

I selected two colors of acrylic paint - a lighter and a darker turquoise shade. Above is how the house looked after construction and painting.  You can see the trees in the background. You never know where your inspiration will come from. I had no idea when I went shopping that I would find these trees and be excited to make a new glitter house for them to nestle up against.

 Once the house was together and painted I set it aside to dry. A couple of days later I added glue  . . .

and glitter!

Something about adding the glitter really brings them to life.  (And usually makes a few other things sparkle, too.)

The next task is to make a fence and a base for the house and trees to sit on.

Hope your week has some inspiration and sparkle in it!


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