Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Michelle Webb #1 Altered Wooden House Part 2

Are you ready to join me for part 2 ... you might want to go and grab yourself a cuppa!!

Art Makes me fly....

"What better way to express my love of all things arty than with this house full of art.

This is the second part of the altered wooden house, I started yesterday. After I had finished the outside and the back of the boxes it was now time to fill it up.  Like with all my crafty projects I never know what I’m going to do until I start playing around with my crafty stash and putting things in or out if I don’t like them.

Each box is filled with things I love about art, stamping, journaling, painting, altering, canvases and embellishments".

I knew I wanted to put these rusty wings on the wooden house before I even decorated it. I love these wings so much!
{Leandra says: sorry people, rusty wings out of stock with supplier for last 2 orders...I'm still trying....check back}

In the top box is a Tim Holtz Facet with the face of the "russian doll" from the Lynne Perrella stamp collection LPC016, which I coloured with Promarkers before adhering with Glossy Accents.


For my love of art journaling I made some journals and stuck them together and put them on a wooden star (I got a bag of little wooden stars in the sale after Christmas at Hobby Craft). I used Tim Holtz Chit Chat words, and used the word "Journal" on the star.
These little chipboard butterflies are from Tando Creative and come in 4 different sizes. I’ve used 3 here. I painted them up with colour let them dry then muted them a bit with some Snowflake Fresco Paint and then used a black Aquarelle pencil to draw round the words and the edges of the butterflies. I stuck them onto strips of chipboard and stuck them into 3 small wooden stars.
An easel and paint palette is synonymous with art and I thought I could probably just make them, if I put my thinking cap on.
I started off with some plain cardboard. I cut out some strips.
I painted these strips brown with Chocolate Pudding.
I used a piece of card to make a pretend painting and hey presto we have an easel! 
I made a paint palette and some tubes of paint too and stuck them into the box with the easel.
I feel my arty side is caged up when I’m at work, so here is my arty heart in a cage.
I used a Wendy Vecchi heart with a “live” Chit Chat word on it.
I made rolls of canvas in a wire basket and an open journal page with the usual drippage and circles on the page as well as some Chit Chat words too. I also used a Tim Holtz number 2 embellishment on the bottom.

This box contains a small tin with the PaperArtsy Mini11 stamped couple on it. I coloured them with Promarkers and put them in the tin, then put a “Cherish” Chit Chat word on the top. The flowers and the spirals are just another added touch.
I made the letters using the cardboard painted with Butternut Fresco Paint, then Burnt Umber brown dabbed with my finger for the middle of the square. The letters Are Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters painted with Beach Hut then sprayed with Tattered Angels Dragonfly Blue. Once this was dry I painted streaks of Snowflake down the letters. They turn blue but I like that!
{Here is the top}
{and then the bottom} 
Phew .... are you all still here lol!!!  I loved creating this project and hope you have enjoyed sharing it with me. I will be back tomorrow night at the same time.

Leandra Says: Wow Michelle, the detail in this piece is simply stunning. From the self-made easel, to the embossed and intricately coloured metal...the whole piece is utterly incredible. What a great way to kick off this week, and there are so many ideas for people to pick up on and be inspired by. Thank you so very much!

Gillian Says: Bravo ... This is utterly brilliant Michelle! I love all the little compartments that reflect "who you are"! Inspiring

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JoFY said...


Helen said...

OK, I am giving up now... no way can I compete with this beautiful work of art. No wonder it too so long.... FAB-U-LOUS dahling!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, that's amazing & so beautiful. Every detail is perfect & the easel? Genius idea!! I agree with Helen, I think I should give up crafting right now.

Lin said...

wow wow wow absolutely brilliant...love it all!!!!

Elaine said...

Love this project from the painting of the house itself to all the awesome detail in all the holes. Brilliant!!

Gillian .... said...

Completely inspiring post Michelle, congrats lovely. x

Gems Inky antics said...

Absolutely stunning and so personal.
I'm lost for words.... Beautiful xx

May said...

WOW! What a fabulous piece Michelle... the detail is AmAzing.. that little easel is Brilliant...the whole piece is Breathtaking..Your creations are always Stunning...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Scrap Recup said...

Yes ! Beautiful ! Would you do the same in vintage theme ? with Hot Pick Stamps ? I'm sure it will be incredible !

Anonymous said...

Art makes you fly,
this house makes me cry.
Tears of joy though. Love it. So colourful and creative.

Sue said...

WOW Michelle, this is wonderful, the little easel is perfect, and the colours - just beautiful xx

Mila said...

I love it, Beautiful!!!

Marijke said...

just one word "awesome", there is so much to see in you house, love it

Redanne said...

Words fail me - this is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic ! I am totally in awe of all the tiny details you've added and the fact that you've made most of them yourself !! Stunning ! Sue C x

Trish said...

Absolutely stunning! The detail is amazing, and all perfect. Thank you so much!

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Michelle this is just brilliant, so much thought and detail. Its just really interesting to look and requires a good old ogle to take it all in. Sam

yoursartfully said...

OMG Michelle, what a fabulous project, no wonder you spent so long making itm the attention to detail is fantastic and that easel is genius!!!!

butterfly said...

Totally and utterly fabulous, Michelle - the contents of your house are just so full of life and inspiration! Those butterflies are stunning; the tiny painting, easel, palette etc are fab; and the grungeboard lettering... be still my beating heart!!
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

This was my favourite project I've ever done, because it means so much to me. My love of paint and creating things with my hands. Probably too much for a weekly challenge but I really enjoyed doing it. Thank you everyone for your great comments, it's such a joy reading them. xxxx

Linda M. Cain said...

Brilliant, I tell ya, just Brilliant! Bravo!


Inkypinkycraft said...

Really fab Michelle, very you ..trace x

Karin said...

wow this is stunning, love it!

Alison said...

Wow!!! x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love the details!

julie case said...

It's awesome, Michelle!! Truly a wonderful piece!

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