Jen W (meadowood) wrote in artsomofo,
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Day 8 - The Week of the House

Day 8

Day 8 - I have a plethora of old images that I've bought off ebay usually themed "Strange, Odd People" or "Strange Perspectives" or "Vintage Farms" among them some odd real estate photos. This week will be the House theme. I continue to use old collages on watercolour cut to 4 x 6" then gessoed. I added some Burnt Sienna fluid acrylics, first a *swish* then back with a dry brush, adding some payne's gray to the edges. After gluing the house I outlined it with a pigma pen to ground it. I then did a direct transfer of text - a print out of a handwritten letter - to the surrounding background. To balance the house I goldleafed a circle (moon?) to the upper lefthand corner. It didn't give me the *oomph* I was looking for so I added some clear embossing powder for shine. It still didn't work for me so I added a coat of satin varnish. This seemed to unify the surface and I punched out 3 stars in an arc above the house. I added a smoodge (technical term for: applied with finger tip ;) ) of hansa yellow to both the moon and the front of the house. While I like how this looks it might be a bit TOO Somerset Studio for me. So be it!
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