Jun 6, 2016

PaperArtsy Mixed Media House Triptych

house 1

There's a fun new challenge topic going on over at PaperArtsy.  I was so eager to participate in this one and came across this house canvas in my mom's stash.  To answer some of your questions - everything is fine!  She is just making room for a full library and moving her stuff to my studio, where we will create together.  Between the two of us, we have enough supplies to play for a lifetime!  And that's not counting my driftwood stick collection...  ;0  Anyway, I decided to give the canvas a treatment with my new Infusions powders.  They result in such beautiful muddling of color and splotchyness.

house 2

The row houses were clear embossed in Cornflower Blue Archival ink by Wendy Vechi.  What a fantastic color!

house 3

I applied a watery gesso wash over the background to tone it down a bit and splashed it with more watery gesso for variation.  Next, I used Infusions to tint Golden texture paste - WOW!!!  This is so cool.  Look at the dark spots!

house 4

Not wanting to waste any of my paste, I spackled the Ornate Frame die, which I had previously coated with crackle paste.  

house 5

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51 comments:

Sammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love those colours. x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Autumn, it's absolutely stunning!! I love the colors!! The texture is amazing!! All of the details are so fabulous!! And I love the sticks of driftwood in the first pic, too :) Gorgeous project my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

What a gorgeous art piece full of grungy textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

rachel said...

this is awesome Autumn - I love those colours - so pretty! Hugs Rachel x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Really beautiful. I love it. Lx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant Autumn, thanks for sharing this lovely triptych. Happy crafting, Angela xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

a really lovely project , love the colours too x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Autumn this is fabulous - love all the blues, textures and those fabulous images.
How wonderful to be able to craft with your Mum. treasure your times together - my mpther died young and we never got to do that.
Blessings
Maxine

Marty F said...

What a beautiful piece of art, Autumn! I agree that's an awesome shade of blue which is perfect with the brown. Glad all is well with your mom - she sure has some great stamps!!

sarascloset said...

Autumn, what a lovely way to start my day! I love your house triptych, and the colors you used. The frame, background and that stamping and stenciling is just yummy! I just received my new frame die--you are en enabler! :):) Now to put those infusions on my list! HeHe! Your project is just gorgeous! Big hugs, my friend!

Helen Wallace said...

Love, love the soft colours on the canvas texture. The book paper stamping looks wonderful on the background you've created.

Lori Kobular said...

What a gorgeous canvas! It is so unique and lovely! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Karon said...

WOW - stunning!

SD pooja said...

OMG ..This is STUNNING !! Very very different from my crafting style and very intriguing !

sarascloset said...

Back to say thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land challenges! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

You're amazing with the mixed media! Very crafty and creative. Beautiful things you make! Thanks so much for stopping by my humble blog and taking the time to comment. Enjoy your day!

Paper Profusion said...

Wow - this is FAB-U-LOUS Autumn!! Stunning artwork! Nicola x

Donna Ellis said...

Oh RATS! My comment just disappeared! Bad old google!

First let me say... I want to learn that! I want to learn color muddling and splotchyness! But wait - a further clarification - I want to learn color muddling and INTENTIONAL splotchyness - not haphazardly spastic splotchyness! LOL Now that we have that cleared up...

wonderful home decor! It must be fun sharing supplies and seeing what you each do with the other person's "stuff". I wish my mom was still here. She was extremely gifted, and it would be fun crafting while she does her artsy-fying.

Your product usage is incredible - lovely frame - and such peaceful, serene colors! Thank you for following via Google - I follow you via bloglovin, but have just upped your google membership by one LOL

Hope you are feeling better, my dear friend, and that no further set backs occur!

hugs,
de

Craftyfield said...

A great "House" creation, love the stamping! I am struggling for ideas for the Paper Artsy challenge and running out of time...

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wonderful! I've never seen those house-shaped canvases - what a great project for them!

Olenkaja said...

So amazing mixed media work! I love all details! Perfect colours! I love it!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

PS. I really like your driftwood sticks in the first photo! Will have to find some of my own!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful, Autumn, and I love the colors! I continue to be in awe of your artwork, sweet friend! Big hugs and love!

Mimi said...

This is super-cool! I love triptychs and pieces like this! The gal in the middle looks like she's looking at her husband after he just asked where the (insert obvious food item here) is! Haha! Glad mom is A-O-K!

experiments in paper said...

Good on you, Autumn!! Your design eye is fantastic, and love these colors!! I am glad to hear you and your mom are fine - how fun to have a place to create together!! xxx Lynn

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Autumn! Love the contrast of colours, very effective! Great texture, and your stamp choices are perfect!

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful - I love the architecture stamps along the bottom, they are so perfect for the project, and the colours are great too - the sepia brown works so well with the teal - love it!!

Candy C said...

Autumn...this is such a lovely triptych! Love the colors! I really like that you've left some area not stamped so that he texture and color of the background really makes a statement. Love your stamp choices. The ornate frame in the center is perfectly balanced by the foliage on either side. Love it!

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous Autumn - love the green Infusions!

MaryH said...

Lucky you & Mom, to enjoy the same crafting hobby, and be close enough to have some fun sharing time doing something you love, together. Double the supplies, double the fun, and what an amazing triptych you've creating using a found supply! It's always such fun reading about the creative journey on each of your masterpieces, as well as enjoying the finished product. It's wonderful Autumn. Especially like the way you tucked in the photo! TFS

Chana Malkah said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation! So creative and wonderful details!
Sherrie K

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful piece of artwork. I love the colours together and all of the textures.
Lorraine

Chris said...

Hi Autumn and WOW this is a fantastic tryptich and wonderful colours and techniques with the infusions, aren't they gorgeous. You've also used one of my favourite small PaperArtsy stamps, that little oblong motif with the heart, it always makes me smile! Thanks for your lovely comment earlier and sorry you aren't joining in on Summer CC, it would have been great to be doing it together. Have a good week! :-)

Pawsitively Creative said...

That cornflower blue and the brown tones makes this design so gorgeous and amazing! What a wonderful and detailed tryptich and that face stamp is now on my wish list! Wowzers dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Gio said...

Gorgeous triptych, Autumn. Such lovely, delicate shade and design. Thanks for playing with us at TIMI challenge :-)

Vintagehandmade said...

What a beautiful triptych, Autumn! Love your amazing textures and a fabulous stamps choice! I love your gorgeous design! Big hugs! Branka xx

Sue said...

Really lovely, what a great combination of stamps and colour xx

jenndub71 said...

Love your style Autumn! The stamp! The colors! All lovely! Thanks for sharing at Altered Eclectics!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Autumn, what an amazing find, house shaped canvasses, - super! And of course what you did with them is absolutely brilliant!! The textures, stamping and colours all look amazing! And how wonderful to be sharing a studio with your mum! You lucky girl

Thanks so much for adding this to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous!!!

Cocofolies said...

What a beautiful creation, I saw this on IG first I think, love love your triptych, Autumn!!! Simply wonderful! And how luck you are to share your crafts taste and love with your mum!!! :-) I'm envious (alwyas creating alone boohoo.. :)))

butterfly said...

Love your triptych - such pretty colour tones, and how great to have doubled your craft stash at a stroke! Not sure I'd manage to share a craft space with my mother though... we have very different clearing up approaches!
Alison x

Tanja said...

love your project - thanks for sharing it at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge - we hope to see you again soon

Katie said...

Gorgeous project and thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely triptych Autumn - wonderful design with the blues and touches of brown - and great texture with the canvas and pasted stenciling! Thanks for joining us (again) in the AVJ texture challenge! Julia xx

Ruth said...

Another beautiful creation, adore the muted vintage tones you've achieved, just lovely Autumn. Ruth xx

Linda said...

This is fab ... I love the colour combination. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Rika said...

Beautiful art work!

ElizabethR said...

Autumn that is gorgeous, love the colours, thanks for joing in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth ;) xxx

blackdragon said...

Gorgeous colours...thank you for joining us at Things to alter this month.

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