Over at the playful Stampotique Blog this weeks challenge is from Gez:
Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be your hostess for this challenge.. I love sentiments and sayings, they really say it all to me! They make a piece finished! I'd like you to share some of your favourite words with us this week! They can be a main focal point or an embellishment, it's your choice! Say it with words...
They are the best paints i have used so far, and my double sided plaque has been painted only with DecoArt Americana Satin, DecoArt Media Acrylic and DecoArt Chalk paint called Everlasting.
Plaque is from the MDF man and is made from greyboard. Painted a layer of Chalk paint called Everlasting to seal the board, when dry added some DecoArt Americana colours, cocoa bean, pumpkin patch, deep turquoise and muted gold. Never used a make up sponge to blend colours before, they work very well with these paints.
Stamped over the background with a Christy Tomlinson She Art word stamp, added more layers with stencilling using Archival cornflower ink pad.
Next painted a thin layer of the DecoArt Crackle Medium and left to dry.
My favourite stencil at the moment is from Paper Artsy and Lin Brown ELB PS004. coloured some of the DecoArt Crackle Paste with Cobalt Teal Hue, Cyan Primary Media Acrylic and Deep Turquoise Americana Satin paints and used a palette knife to spread over the stencil, had some over so place this onto some satin card stock to dry.
When dry added Treasure Gold Onyxite, Indigo and White Fire to the heads and Limited Edition 1 and Aquamarine to the stems, love the way the crackle has turned out.
Used Posca white pen to outline some of the areas on the plaque to give some depth.
Got some doCrafts washi tape and added a couple of strips to the plaque. Stamped Heartthrob from Stampotique, coloured him is using Kaiserfusion Alcohol Pens, cut him out and grounded him onto a piece of the washi tape.
When i was happy with this side i applied 3 coats of the DecoArt Soft Touch Varnish, when dry it feels like velvet, such a fabulous finish very tactile.
To finish off i added an embellishment to the top of the plaque which i had cut off from some sandals which i can no longer wear, this enables the plague to be either free standing or be hung up.
A few macro shots of side one:
The sentiment is from Dyan Reaveley stamps set The Right Words.
Side two was created using the same colours with the added colours DecoArt Primary Yellow and Americana Satin Eggplant.
Used the paste i had over to create a second set of the poppy heads which i fussy cut then adhered onto the plaque.
Treasure Gold was again added but this time in Indigo, Royal Amethyst and Renaissance.
Moth Fab from Stampotique was coloured using the Kaiserfusion Pens, fussy cut and adhered onto the plaque over another piece of the doCrafts washi tape.
The sentiment if another from Dyan Reaveley stamp set Say what you Mean. The two sentiments i have used are wonderful and positive, something i need in my life at the moment, i hope you like them too.
Added another embellishment at the top of the plaque so it can be seen from either side and will make a more stable hanging point.
The final touch was to add another 3 layers of the Soft touch Varnish, everyone needs this in their stash especially if you are a tactile person, you will keep going back to touch the soft surface again and again.
Some macro shots of side two:
I do hope you have enjoyed dropping by, looking forward to your comments.
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