Monday, July 12, 2010

mixed media monday....

i adore miniature things,and i love my doll house!....and although i love the victorian gingerbread houses that are commercially available, i wanted something to fit more with my ebay hunting i went...and found the perfect simple dollhouse, two story, open floor plan....and vintage,just my style!..... i painted it with whimsy,and  left it that way for a bit...i had a vision as to how i wanted to decorate my pretend getaway, but again, didn't want to just fill my house with just any old furniture. i obtained most of my furnsishings by pouring over ebay sites, i got a vintage porcelain sink that i just adore,and the table and chairs i found at my local dollar store,painted and decoupaged...oh the joy! in real life, i adore sweets,and cooking and collecting,and my doll house really reflects that parts of me.i made curtains out of scraps of fabric,and cut out a mackenzie childs screen image that i found on their site. when i couldn't find a drawing table, my dad stepped right in,and made one for meits shown here in the top right side of the second floor. i found a little vintage blonde dolly at an antique store,and there i sit,at my kitchen table,phone in hand, very dollhouse has been a labor of  love for me,and just like in life, i  frequently move things around inside.......wake your inner child and search for your perfect miiature can be made out of a box,or frame,create one today!

Monday, July 5, 2010

mixed media monday

i am starting a new weekly post called "mixed media mondays"......each week i will feature a new project to help my creative juices,and perhaps yours....the first feature is, mixed media hearts....
                                   first i prepped some old wood boards with cream paint. than i decoupaged some old dictionary pages over it. i painted some red hearts, mixed with some white and cream paint. than i added some antique lace and various embellishments like screen, paper,metal charms,stamp pads and tape......try to use the same color scheme throughout your piece,and i like to make more than one piece, i usually make two or three.....find your inspiration from a color, or a liece of fabric or lace....i find inspiration everywhere!....enjoy!