Monday, November 11, 2013

Be Bold Mixed Media Castle

One of the things I love about making Gelli Prints is that I can't help but cut into these beauties pretty much as soon as they're dry. With purchased paper I always felt I needed to save it for a worthy project and then I'd hold onto it until it bored me. With homemade patterns I just go for it knowing full well there is more where that came from.

I also think Gelli printing is a sort of meditation. Your hands are busy, your creative juices are flowing but it's low-stress so your mind can uncurl a bit and take a breather. 

Yeah, I love it. Tons. 

So, as soon as the above papers dried I set myself to making a castle. I've seen a lot of wonky houses but no castles. 


And with all those bright feminine colors it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a girly piece, something I've been wanting to do lately.


With three boys I just don't pink all that often.


Love the rhinestone doorknobs and the bricks - this made me happy :-)



It's so rewarding making your own patterned paper for your art and it gives everything you create a more personal look. 

This is my entry into the "houses" challenge  at Inspiration Avenue.

Also, I just wanted to mention that there is free shipping right now on my prints at Society6 


Thanks so much for visiting.
Warmly,
~~~Nicole


9 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Love your passion fruit castle. I agree- gelli printing is so much fun that it shines through in the prints you make.

Corrie Herriman said...

Great castle, I also saw you changed your header and your haircolour !! Both look lovely !
Corrie x

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Gorgeous! Love that bright beautiful colour. I need to figure out how not to muddy my shades. :-)

Jan said...

The colors of your piece is so vibrant! And I do like the words to depict the theme. Great job!

Deann said...

Wonderful whimsy and great artwork & words to... well done. Who would'nt want to live in your cute castle.

peggy gatto said...

I am a color nut and you have the perfect touch!!!

Maggie said...

A wonderful and fun use of Gelli prints! Very creative!

Gloria said...

So Glorious * So Happy * So Fun * Incredibly Inspiring!! LOVE the colors, and the quote is so Uplifting! Thank you for sharing! Just found you today, and I am a signing up to be a follower.

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Your castle and the quote are wonderful! I love the prints you created-your color choices are stunning.