i was in the first round of the chunky house swap on craftster.org, and then i missed out on round 2 because i was already in too many other swaps. i signed up for round 3, thinking that i'd do similar houses to the ones i made for round 1.
then i took the micheal demeng classes, and changed my mind entirely! i got really inspired by the paint layering we did in the class, and decided to play with that a bit instead.
i used sturdy chipboard houses that i bought at micheals in the $1.50 area. they're made by crayola, and are strung together on a binder ring. i separated them and trimmed them down a bit to fit within the swap guidelines, and went at it!
vintage wallpaper base painted with payne's grey, vintage doily, stamps, painted cocktail sword, number ephemera
layer of kroma cackle over gesso, then a wash of golden pthalo green and then a layer of golden interference green. vintage craft leaf painted pthalo, vintage earring and bingo chips glued on.
this one i didn't end up sending. i don't like it nearly as much, the copper in the right corner bothers me. luckily i'd misremembered how many i had to make, so i didn't need it! i want to pry the copper coloured thing off and redo that corner.
golden molding paste used with punchinella for the top
golden molding paste used with punchinella for the bottom and textured for the upper. brushed with a wash of micaseous iron oxide paint
golden molding paste used with punchinella for the bottom various ephemera including vintage cardboard bingo chip. dry brushed with interference blue
i love how they turned out! they took longer than just collage because each layer needed to dry, but the end result was definitely worth it. i'm really loving the golden molding paste and liquid paints!