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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Come On Over to My House ~

Hey there readers and friends ~

One thing about printing and experimenting with fabrics, stencils, thermofax screens, dyes, paints and mixed media, is that I've collected some pretty cool samples, all ready to come out and play at my house! I've wanted to make a house for a long time, but just didn't know how I wanted to do it... until now!

So come on over... and visit the construction zone!
 This is a piece of organza I printed, using a thermofax screen {Margaret's of course}, gel medium, newspaper and organza.  What I did was layer the newspaper on the bottom, organza on top of that, and then the thermofax screen on top of those two, and scrape gel medium over the top.  Let it dry.  Wash out the excess newspaper print that was left.  And there you have it, a mixed media piece that is visually very interesting, and super fun to make! I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it is pretty dang cool.  

 I've decided to apply that organza as a layer over these wonderful printed, stenciled fabrics I've been creating using the Joggles stencils.
 And in that stash, I found a fun print {above} ~ perfect for a nice roof, from a previous printing frenzy months ago!

 The background fabric is again, a ghost print, and it was quite a bit more muted than the last one in yesterday's post. I added a glitzy-edged ribbon in orange, and black stitching for a few house details.  I think it may need some lace curtains... hmmm.
And I'm trying to decide which sun to choose for my little house scene. First choice:  a smaller sized peach-colored tone I printed on the gelli plate.
OR... a larger print of the same design, but sprayed with the s.e.i dyes, in yellow and blue.  

The cool,multi-colored dotted piece of fabric was also made using a thermofax screenprint purchased from Margaret's etsy store; another piece waiting for a home! 

I added some extra blue paint for clouds, right onto the background with my fingers.
Now I just have to choose which sun ... 
and think about other elements to add.. or not add.  
{if only building a real house was this fun and easy}  
More fabric choices, perhaps.  
More stitching & quilting, of course!
   Can't wait!
So which one do you like the best?  
And a big thank you for joining in the fun this past week! 
Giveaway details this weekend...and I always look forward to seeing all the creative hearts sharing 
 with Studio JRU In the Studio Fridays~
~Blessings to you all~  
xo
Leslie

12 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Great project. I think I like the second one best.

Gill said...

Another awesome project Leslie!
Thank you for sharing

Renee said...

I love houses! I like the peach sun even though suns are usually yellow. Coming from StudioJRU...

Margaret Applin said...

Fantastic technique with the gel medium, Thermofax screens and newspaper!! I need to go try that!!! And your house is soooooooo adorable!!!! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love it's looking -sweet house

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

WOW! You have a lot of different texture and color going on there! Great job!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Layer upon layer you are creating a piece with much depth and variety - and having fun!

HollyM said...

I too love doing houses! Sometimes I wonder about our similarities, although I much admire your abundant creative talents! I did a Gelli print yesterday that I old see putting houses on in my journal. I thought of using book pages. I really love the technique with the organza. I'm going t I have to try it sometime. Thanks once again!

Beverley Baird said...

Loved your house and descriptions of your process. Love the sun with blue rays the best.

Nancy Lee said...

Your colors are SO lustrous! SO much fun to lool at!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I see you are becoming addicted to the gelli plate and stencils too! Both this post and ypur piece which just rocks and you gelli and shine are so wonderful. I have experimented a little on fabric but I plan on doing more...fabulous layering is possible that's what makes it all so appealing. xox

elle said...

OYE! Luv that big sun. These are absolutely right up my creative aisle! You are accelerating my heart beat with all this exciting activity!

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