Art Isn’t Black & White: Red Lead Art House Kit (@ Somerset Life)

In the Apr/May/June issue of Somerset Life, one of the articles I have, is centred around a Red Lead art house, as an Art Kit idea.  Red Lead sell a few different styles, the same shape with slight variations in the items included, etc.  The Art Houses could form pencil/pen/paintbrush storage,   a home for a pretty plant or something completely different, like an art kit. There are no rules!
I’ve no idea why I don’t have more photos of the actual house.  The sides were stencilled, with Red Lead stencils.  For the front, the kit already has the “windows”.  I layered the same Red Lead collage image behind each window.  The thought behind the repetition of the image is the many sides of artists.
I focused on black and white embellishments to include in the art kit,
ribbons, buttons, clips, fabric and twine and the washi ribbon attached to the wooden spool.
The Frescos used to paint the Art House also appear on the cover of the mini watercolour paper pad.  Darkroom Door Word Blocks are great favourites of mine, this is the Creativity Word Block which is about the best one you could ever have in your stash.
Stamped labels which are Red Lead stamps, were attached to wee bundles of papers such as tissue, Red Lead collage images, etc.
When I packed the Art House Kit, it was fun, finding ways to including/attach as many items as possible. Suspending and attaching items upon items.
A wooden peg, painted and one of the words on the Word Block, clipped to a bundle of stamped Art Journaling style stamps, also from Red Lead.
This was the first time I had submitted an Art Kit to Somerset Life, it was great fun and to have it published, the cherry on the cake especially as, since first reading Somerset Life, Art Kits were always something I liked to spend time pouring over the photographs.
Thank you so much for your visit.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Lee
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 09:12:07

    I love your little art house, Lynne. It’s intriguing and beautiful and a brilliant, original idea. Congratulations on its publication.xx


  2. Meggymay
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 21:07:21

    A fabulous project Lynne, I Think you managed to get an amazing number of items into the kit.
    Yvonne xx


  3. craftytrog
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 16:53:53

    An amazing project Lynne!


  4. Hazel Agnew
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 17:24:36

    Congratulations Lynne. A total triumph! Xx


  5. pearshapedchris
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 19:25:19

    Oh Lynne! I have got myself behind again so I have just had a lovely catch up! This is fabulous and such a great idea too! Congratulations on the publication! Hugs, Chrisx


  6. gio
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 12:38:17

    Such a cool project, Lynne. And love the combo and those pretty windows!


  7. Marion
    Jul 23, 2017 @ 16:06:47

    lovely kit, so beautiful!


  8. Jo west
    Aug 02, 2017 @ 17:02:22

    I absolutely love the repetition of the female image …. to me it creates the freedom to be …. I adore this piece and the fact that it is a kit is just icing on the cake!!!


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