Friday, 17 March 2017

2017 #4 Little Door {by Kim Dellow}

2017 Topic 4: Doors, Windows, Architecture

Kim Dellow Close up inside Little Door

It's a bit of a treat when one of our Stamp Designers drops in to share their ideas with us all. Today we are treated to a splash of Kim Dellow colour. Kim creates in a style that see's her re-cycling, re-inventing, re-purposing, and there is often a bold pop of colour in the mix too. Enjoy.

Hi Guys, Kim Dellow here today with my Architecture-themed project. I thought it would be fun to mix some different styles into this grungy make

So I used the vintage style HP1601...

... and paired it with the more illustrative style of my own set EKD06. (stockists here)

Kim Dellow Little Door

It's fun to mix styles in the same piece, for the grunge look I wanted it to be quite raw and messy and used a black modeling paste through parts of the retro PS040 mask.

Kim Dellow Building up the texture for the Little Door project

I also loved the idea of having something interactive so cut out the HP1601 door and layered it so that it would open and close as needed.

Adding dimension to the Little Door project Kim Dellow

So that I could place something hidden behind the door I built up dimension with cardboard.

The closed door for the Little Door project by Kim Dellow

There is something enticing about little secret doors isn't there? Hope you have fun making your own secret door project. Do come by my blog to leave me a link to your latest secret door make. Or you can tag me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and don't forget I am posting videos regularly to my YouTube channel too!

See you soon!


Ohh I love the reveal of what is behind your door in the picture at the top! And yes! Secrets behind closed doors are fun!! Thanks Kim for sharing with us here! We love your weekly online inspiration and sketching videos! ~ Leandra

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Helen said...

great fun Kim! I love the idea of hidden secrets behind the door...

Kirsten said...

Great idea! I love mix of styles.

Redanne said...

I love how you mixed up the different styles Kim, this is beautiful! x

Ruth said...

I really, really like this Kim, so stylish and clever, from the grungy background on graph paper to the door which just pops with colour and more ways than one! Fab xx

Artmadnana said...

Oh Kim this is fabulous. I love the way you used the stencil to create that grunge background. IT contrasts so completely with the door. It's a brilliant meet up of contemporary and traditional. I love the splash of colour on the door too. Brilliant. So clever.

Julie Lee said...

Lovely project, Kim! I am also really intrigued by the idea of secrets behind doors. I love the use of stencils and stamps on this fun project. xx

Dortesjs said...

fabulous work ;O)

Unknown said...

Great inspiration, this is lovely!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Kim - love your little door!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Kim - love your little door!

Jackie PN said...

Very cool Kim!

Anonymous said...

Love it hiw creative!

Unknown said...

Very nice contrast, and I love the opening too! Thank you!

Etsuko said...

Fabulous project and I love the flower to popping out of behind the door. xx

Mac Mable said...

Love how you used part of the mask/stencil in the black paste. How fun to have a hidden door and the pop of colour x

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