Monday, 2 March 2015

2015 #4 PaperArtsyOPolis {By Helen Chilton}

2015 Theme 4: Miniature Art

Hi everyone Helen here, joining you this evening with a post about creating miniature art. I've used some old ribbon spools (three different sizes) as a base for my tiny metropolis on a hill, stamping in black on glossy card over a multicoloured stamped background. The stamps I chose were from the new Lynne Perrella collection .



Cut a strip of glossy card and stamp the buildings repeatedly in Yellow:



Repeat with the Pink and Blue until whole piece is covered. This is a good way of creating a background that co-ordinates perfectly in both colour and image. Repeat on back of card. 


Stamp a long row of buildings about a centimetre from lower edge:


Add highlights with a white pen or with Snowflake paint and a cocktail stick:


Score along lower edge of buildings and snip up to score line to create flaps. Cover base of spool in double sided tape and curve row of buildings round, sticking flaps underneath:


For top spool (actually a bit of tube), stamp and colour as before, this time using the building from top of the long stamp.


To finish off, build the spools up one on top of each other. Make a sign for the top (I used some pre-printed letters stuck on some of the background card and die cut as a banner), stick to some painted bamboo skewers and add a bit of wool to decorate.


And there you have it, PaperArtsyopolis! It's fun to make something totally crazy every now and then!. I like the 3D effect of winding the buildings round the spools and building up the layers. Of course, you could make yours much higher or wider - how many streets can you make? This would also work with flower stamps to make a tiered garden. Whatever you choose, just have a go!


The creativity and thinking behind this project is nothing short of genius Helen. Lynnes wonderful designs lend themselves perfectly. The added white accents make the project come to life and the different textures to the finishing touches are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

We would love you to join in with challenge #4: Miniature Art. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

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20 comments:

bracken sparkes said...

Great project, love the variety of stamps and colour:).

Helen said...

That's gorgeous

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

How awesome Helen!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's so cute! I'd love to live in PaperArtsyopolis. :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, what fun! The imagination behind this piece is just wonderful! I'd love to live in PaperArtsyopolis too! Helen C for President! xx

Craftyfield said...

Reminds me of these medieval fortified hilltop villages, except with Helen's trademark vibrant colours! Wonderful idea.

Crafty Claire said...

Fabulous fun. I almost expect to see little knights and fair maidens. Instantly recognisable as a Helen masterpiece x

JoFY said...

love this project!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful and typically Helen! Such fun and so imaginative!

Lucy x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow that's different love it!

massofhair said...

Fun project! :-) x

Jane said...

This is just brilliant! I love it x

Colleen said...

Helen,
WOW! This is amazing. I love how you made the colorful background something I would have never though of. Great inspiration all the way around.

johanna said...

now is this cool or what?! faszinating creation! the Background is a stunner by itself...

Coco said...

Fun and fantastic project, love this PaperArtsyOPolis village haha!!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Fabulous!!!

craftytrog said...

This is so clever and beautiful Helen! xx

Carmen said...

SO much fun and I just love that layered technique to give it depth - must remember that!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a fun world! I love your works and I add to my favorite one. xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow totally awesome mini creation, really love how you always use such bright colours. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

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