Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Hanging Board {with Eclectica³ Lin Brown Stamps & Stencils by Sue Carrington}

Hello it's Sue here and tonight I'm sharing a little project on one of the versatile Chunky Hanging Boards. 

I started by cutting off the string on a chunky hanging board and then covering it with paper from the Chatsworth collection.

I then used the new Lin Brown stencil ELB002 with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint, using a stencil brush to apply the paint.

 I then used a baby wipe with ChartreuseHey Pesto and a little Chutney just around the edges.

I'm still liking the idea of a tiled effect, which was the theme in my project last month. This time I used a piece of card for a straight edge and a small paint brush and dry brushed Chutney along the edge of the card.

I wanted to stencil a group of flowers but didn't want the stencilling to fight with each other, so I then thought maybe I could use a mask ? I drew around the inside of the flower on the Lin Brown ELB 004 stencil on to a Post it Note and then cut it out. After I'd stencilled my first flower, using MoonlightPansy and Eggplant, I then masked it off and stencilled again.

As you can see it worked really well ! I then decided that the third flower needed more dimension, so I used Grunge Paste but made sure there was plenty of depth and texture. When it was dry I used a very fine detail paint brush and painted it with the same colours as the stencilled flowers, drying each layer before moving on to the next. 

 I only used the darker colours towards the centre of the flower.

I then took a piece of mount board and drew around a scallop shape and cut it out. 

I covered it with another piece of paper from the Chatsworth collection and stencilled the leaves using the Lin Brown ELB006 stencil. I then gave it a coat of watered down Chartreuse.

Before I glued the scallop piece to the bottom of the Chunky Board I stamped the sentiment from the ELB05 stamp set. I wanted to see a sentiment from whatever direction I looked at the project.

 On the left hand side I stamped the first half of one of the sentiments from the ELB 06 set.


 On the right hand side I stamped the second half !

 The sentiment on the top is also from the ELB 06 set.

The sentiment on the front is from the same set too. I kept the embellishments to a minimum, painting them with Fresco finish paint.

I hope you've enjoyed tonight's project and I'll be back next month ! 

A huge thanks to Sue from PaperArtsy, such a beautiful and inventive way to use the hanging board, in a non-hanging way! Those purples are stunning against Lin's limited edition colours, and the masking off worked really well. It is a great technique for creating depth. 

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Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely to see you back Sue, loving the vibrant colours and the layering is stunning. Fabulous!xx

Helen said...

Love the non -hanging hanging board!!!

Unknown said...

Fab project! xx

Debbie said...

Stunning piece, I adore the hanging used in this way as a stand, it looks fantastic.
I am going to try some of these paint and stamping techniques myself, they look wonderful. debbiex

Keren Baker said...

Wow- that's so beautiful! Love the masked flowers!

Jacqui Chimes said...

This is stunningly gorgeous

kjjc said...

truly stunning

Jenny Marples said...

Superb Sue. Having that one paste flower and the tiling effect takes this whole piece to another level of perfection. Jenny x

Craftyfield said...

Love your choice of colours, not a combination I would have thought of but it works beautifully.

craftytrog said...

This is beautiful Sue! x

Ruth said...

Simply delightful creation, stunning colours.

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is stunning sue xxx

Unknown said...

love love love the idea of changing it from hanging to standing. you have simulated my creative mojo and i would never have thought of masking stencils!!! i do it with stamps but going to try it with stencils. thankyou for sharing this project with fellow crafters. keep up the good work. x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Sue, a stunning make! Great colours, those purple flowers are amazing, love the texture on some of them!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

So many great tips here sue and I love the masking idea and the vibrant violet with the chatsworth. Beautiful!

Lucy x

Rupa Swaminathan said...

This is amazing Sue...loved your stenciling idea and the flowers look great just poping out of that board!

Kathi said...

Absolutely beautiful piece! I love the color combination, stenciling, and minimal embellishment! Sometimes less IS more!

Sarah B said...

a gorgeous piece - the the GP flower on top of the flat one - great idea - beautiful colours too xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, I'm sorry I'm late getting to see this, but what a beautiful piece. The masked off flowers look great & I love the colours you used.

craftimamma said...

I'm another one late for roll call but wow, Sue this has to be one of my absolute favourite creations of all! Love the contrast colours of the stencilled flowers against the background and the depth you created by masking one flower before adding the second and then following with the GP flower is wonderful.

Lesley Xx

Cocofolies said...

Superb!!! can't see all the posts in this moment, but I've seen this one and I love this project! The details are gorgeous details, and and stunning combination of colours works well! Hugs Coco xx

mamablitger said...

Wow. What a fab project. Love the way you combined stencil,paint, stamps. Such a pretty result.
Thank you for you step by step instruction. And thank you for sharing.
Hugs from SPAIN

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful project Sue, your stencilling and colour work are fabulous! Chris xxx

Kezzy said...

Wowser absolutely gorgeous stunning creation, the idea of masking while stencilling is genius, andvthe end result is amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

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