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 Moonlight, Pansy 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 usedGrunge Pastebut 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.
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 ! Sue x
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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