july's challenge on Alter-It Monthly is "home sweet home"; make an altered art piece with the theme of homes or houses. so my entry is this piece. it is made from a house shaped canvas i got from the NAEA conference a couple of years ago along with flower and heart shaped canvases. my method for this was simple. i picked a black white and blue color palette with silver as an accent. the background was done with watered down acrylic paints to give it a washed feeling. then i dripped water from the top to make the paint run and give it some interesting subtle lines. i used black sharpie to add dots, lines and swirls to keep the eye busy. i also had this great silver crayon that i used for swirls and dots to give it some extra shine. the embellishments i used were silver hearts and stars and bits of mirror. the text "home is where the art is" was taken from magazine pages. i outlined those with sharpie to make them stand out and added some pearl beads in the bottom corner to anchor the composition. and there it is! my finished piece that can be hung on a wall or propped like a picture frame.
***last minute changes***
i added a door! made from the same black illustration board i used for the back and prop. i cut it out skewed and added some window panes and a mail slot. i really love this piece now, very happy!