Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Monday, 23 February 2015

February Challenge - Stencilling

Another challenge for Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge.  The theme for February is Stencilling.

I used a 'Hanging Chunky Board' from PaperArtsy and stencilled with Grunge Paste roughly through a diamond patterned stencil and set to one side to dry. 

Grunge Pasted Board
Once dry, the board had a couple of coats of white gesso, followed by various colours of acrylic paint randomly.  I made an effort to try and use colours I wouldn't normally, including mixing some very pale pinks.

Pastel Painted Board
Some white card was also painted with the same colours on both sides.

Painted Card
Once all the paint was dry, images were stamped in chalk ink randomly over the edges of the board and on the painted card.   Chalk ink works really well over acrylic paint, I like to heat set them once I've finished stamping.

Chalk Ink Colour Palette

Stamped Hanging Board

Finished Painted and Stamped Masterboard for Flowers
Shapes were cut from the masterboard to make flowers.  Some were made from spiral dies, others from forming with petals.

The mixture of flowers were mounted onto the board, along with some other painted flower embellishments made from paperclay, using a silicon mould.

Materials Used;
Stampers Anonymous Mini Ornates CMS064
'Flowery Swirl'
Stampers Anonymous Floral Tattoo CMS059
'Flowers and Swirls'

Viva Decor - Honey
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Stone
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Dolly Mix
Daler Rowney Acrylic - White
Daler Rowney Acrylic - Coeruleum Hue
Daler Rowney Acrylic - Primary Red

VersaMagic - Thatched Straw
VersaMagic - Spring Pansy
VersaMagic - Cloud White
VersaMagic - Aegean Blue
VersaMagic - Wheat

Sizzix Stamping Up Spiral Flower
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Spiral Blossom One
Crop-A-Dile III Main Squeeze Flower Punch

PaperArtsy - Mini Harlequin


  1. Love your pretty wall hanging .... the pastel colours are just perfect. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  2. This is fabulous ! Love the overall look and that you have used chalk inks to give a subtle matt finish with your colours !

  3. Love the soft colour scheme! Thanks so much for playing at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.