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.


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. :-)

Anonymous 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.