Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pair of Mixed-Media Collage Houses

I became inspired by the "Wintery Town" piece that I created for the DecoArt Media Winter Wonderland Challenge.  So, I worked on a couple more.

As I've mentioned in the past, I have lots and lots of painted papers.  They make great little houses and roofs.  Sometimes, I use the original papers.  However, this time, I made copies of the originals. As long as they are good quality copies, they work wonderfully.

I started with a black, gessoed background, sprayed some alcohol ink thru stencils, added some additional stencilling with gesso and acrylic paint.  I love the way the ink bleeds thru the gesso, creating beautiful colors.  Then I just adhered the papers with matte medium, doodled and stamped around and we're finished.

My camera never, really, captures the true colors.  They are, actually, brighter and cheerier.

These are for sale on Etsy.




  1. Thanks CeeCee! I love houses and I love these. Did you do a video for DecoArt creating the houses? I'd love to watch it. If not, thanks for the description you gave. You are right, the alcohol inks really make beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks! I did not do a video while making the houses. However, I was just sitting here trying to decide what to do for my Monday video. I think I'll do houses. Thanks for helping me decide!