Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Vintage Houses are Home!

I have been involved in an altered row house swap, described in detail in this post.  The swap ended this week when my houses arrived home.  I love what all my swap partners did with the houses I sent out. I did the small house that is on the second level and the grey one in the middle. Other artists created the other ones for me. As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge it and really see the details. I'm trying to decide how to display them.  I'm think of mounting them onto these two canvases like this and then putting a title up top "Luna Family" and the years or something, and then attaching the two canvases to each other with hinges. I like the story they tell arranged this way because they tell a story chronologically.  My great grandmother is at the far left; my grandmother in the next one and then my mom (at 16 and in nursing school are in the middle). That's actually my aunt's wedding photo (not my mom's), but I think it still follows.
Do you think this display will work?  Any other ideas?

12 comments:

Amy said...

I think the canvas idea is a good one - or one of those picture frames which have the mount not up against the glass so you can add dimension ... the correct name escapes me at the moment.
These will look great in your home.

scrappyjacky said...

They would look great on canvas...though I also like Amy's idea....and your partners have done them beautifully.

humel said...

I love both these ideas (canvas and - is it box frame?) You've also really inspired me to make a canvas with the verse 'As for me and my household, we will follow the Lord' with my own collage house, so thank you for that! x

Sian said...

I think these are stunning. They tell such a story and yet they also give you the feeling that they will reveal more the next time you look..if you know what I mean! I like the canvas idea. What an amazing swap.

Fiona said...

They are stunning. I like both the canvas and the box frame idea.

Karen said...

I love the chronological look of the canvases. When you make the images larger, it's so much fun to look at all the details added to each house. What a treasure!

Deb said...

I love seeing these because I have been dreaming about how to embellish the ones you sent me. I plan to use every piece that was in my gift package and will post the finished project on my blog. :o) You are so fortunate to have all those fantastic pictures of your family!

Elizabeth said...

I think your houses returned beautiful! Love the way they are displayed.

debs14 said...

These are so beautiful and because they are done as rows of houses, it will be easy to add to them in years to come. What a great project!

Connie said...

Ohhh,
There are cool! I really love the small grey one you created. Lovely composition.
I wonder what they would look like with "faux beeswax over the top of one?
Yes I definately think you should
mount them on the canvases. Its looks like a little village.

Jane said...

These are fantastic!!! I took part in an altered house atc swap a couple of years ago and LOVED the ones I received!! Gorgeous work!! :) So creative!! Lucky you!

SarahLP said...

Wow, they are all fantastic! I love the repetition of the music paper and that black trim, it really brings them all together beautifully.

Another idea for displaying them - could they each be mounted on closely trimmed mountboard (to make them sturdier) and connected with hinges? Then they could be stood on a shelf and angled a little for a 3D effect.