I wanted to try out something with my houses and girls so I bought a very large drawing pad of 11 x 17 and wanted to see how the houses came out if I did them in this size. At the end of the day, now that I have photographed them it seems they come out the same so there is no advantage to making them larger except for framing I guess.
In doing this though I discovered something. The pad I bought is actually a "Comic book Art Board" pad and it has lines on it as if you were doing frames of a comic strip. What I found though is that this paper is actually wonderful to work on - doesn't bleed through and stands up amazingly well to mixed media, ie gluing, painting etc. The other advantage is that it is much cheaper than the same paper of this size in a watercolor or sketch pad for example. So glad I found this. If you don't like the frames just use the backside. Ah, love learning new things.
So here are some very large, (though you cannot tell from the pictures) houses - I will show you the girls tomorrow when I take some better pictures.
I love showing you the details because you know - it's really all in the details and that's what makes doing these so fun
Little little words spread throughout - oh I just noticed I lost the I in the word time - (is there a message there??? ;) lol)
Swirled doodles and rub-on and yes -while you were out is from a message pad - remember those
It is so much fun trying to find great bits for the doors and windows
Stamps, btw, make great windows
A happy little village indeed.