Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Undersized Urbanite 2014 - One Last Update

Christina posted on her blog that there are only 6 days left in Undersized Urbanite, and that was a roughly a day ago-As of posting this I've got about 4 1/2 days to finish this house. (ah!)

So here's my last round of WIP photos;

Made and then painted pretty blue frames for the shutters
(more cereal box cardboard)

Finished weaving the cereal box floors,

added some Popsicle sticks to finish the edges,

and used a few more Popsicle sticks to make a hardwood floor.

I planned to just paint the floors brown,
 but then I found some Sharpies and gold paint. ^_^

There's the brown. A really watered down wash of acrylic paint. 
I'll see how it looks tomorrow, after it dries, and then go from there.

Last year I was given a small pile of torn up, but otherwise usable paper bags. Instead of being tossed out, some of them went into the walls/ceilings of the Steampunk House and the rest ended up in a box of paper supplies.
Well, I'm using a few more now for the walls/ceilings again.
Stay tuned to see what that looks like. I'm waiting for the glue to dry as I type.
(The house this year is more recycling than anything.)

I've got a lot of work ahead of me still, but I'm actually further along  than these photos show, and my house is supposed to be bird house themed-minimal furniture. I started raiding my stash for pieces I can use, and I already started some of the room accessories.

The final big (small) reveal should be later this weekend (Here's hoping).
Now I'm off to get some late night miniature work finished 
(good thing I like doing this)

In case I forget to say it later-good luck to all the other entrants. :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Curious Concepts Project: "Colors" - Let's Name It

Ok, I'm 99.999% sure "Colors" is finished and ready for a test print. One problem though: "Colors" was only meant to be a working title.

I talked to Vitt, the person who requested the colors I used for this piece, and she had several ideas.

So here's what we're going to do. You guys get to pick. This is open to anyone capable of commenting on my public Facebook page. ~It's not a contest or a giveaway, or anything like that. We're just picking a title. Ok? Ok. ^_^

Here is the last batch of WIP shots;

Some more shading.

Painting in a big wave,

More painting,

The burn tool,

  Erasing some extra bits, 
and playing with transparencies to make the wave look more like water. 

If you would like to place a vote for a title,
Please Click Here to head on over to Facebook.
I'll leave that open until the end of April.

Thanks everyone.