Hi there everybody , Elizabeth here again for a quick project . This project was inspired by nothing more than wanting to make something pretty using some of the new PaperArtsy goodies !
I decided to decorate a wooden frame and to create a stamped and stencilled background for some embellishments .
To start with I painted the frame using Nougat Fresco Finish paint. I also painted a piece of smoothy heavy weight stamping card with Nougat paint and cut a piece of this to fit into the aperture of the frame ( keep the rest for later ).I then stencilled the paper using Stencil PS006 and Mushroom paint . There are various ways of applying colour through a stencil – I used cut and dry foam with a small amount of paint on it to avoid paint seeping under the stencil . I stencilled the fern leaves randomly over the painted paper and then dried the paint .
Next I stencilled several flowers from PS003 starting with a dark colour made from a mix of Taupe and Pansy and then a lighter colour made by adding Nougat to the mix. The last stencil , PS001, was used to add random dots with Snowflake over the paper .
To add to the background I stamped the butterfly and script from HP 1301 using Egg plant Adirondack Pigment ink .
I stamped the whole image on the right side and parts of the image on the left. Finally I made two glazes by mixing matte glaze with paint to colour the edges of the paper . The turquoise colour was a mix of Beach Hut and Mushroom and the dark blue was the same mix with Eggplant added. These colours are used on cut and dry foam to distress the edges of the paper ( in exactly the same way as using ink ) . By adding matte glaze to the paint it becomes much more translucent . I used the same two colours to glaze the edges of the frame . I mixed an even darker blue, using Pea Coat and Squid Ink, to paint around the outside of the frame .
I decided to add a little dimension and colour to the butterfly image . I painted stripes of Pea Coat, Beach Hut and Eggplant onto the piece of painted card and stamped the butterfly over this once the paint was dry . I used two extra images to give the butterfly added height ; cut them out and shape the card before adhering them using dimensional glue.
The face from HP1303 and the words from ELB 06 were stamped onto some painted card. I then painted a little colour onto the face and glazed a little blue around the words.
I found some chipboard flourishes and an oval frame in my stash and painted them with the very dark blue paint and then stuck the face into the oval frame .
At this point I decided on a little sparkle and rubbed some Treasure Gold over the dark paint ( White Fire and Aquamarine ) .
Finally I stuck everything in place as shown and added some flowers, lace and flat backed pearls to finish the project .
Well that’s all for this evening . I hope you enjoyed this little project and I will be back again soon .
A huge thanks to Liz from all at PaperArtsy HQ. Liz always manages to create elegant beauty to her projects and this is no exception. We love the background of stencils, building up the colours gently has created the perfect base for the focal images.