Friday, 8 May 2015

Lisa's Rose Elements stamps and Imagination Crafts Stencil paint on MDF plaque

Hi Crafty Peeps,
Hope you're all well.

This project was a bit of an experiment.
Often I'll have a bit of an idea in my head but no real plan as such.
I was aiming for a Shabby Chic, Vintage style plaque for this.
I've always enjoyed being a resourceful crafter using what I have to hand and experimenting with all sorts of mediums.
Recently I've revisited my early crafting techniques and ideas, using fabrics mixed in with embellishments and textures.
So this project is an example of something I might have created in my early crafting days.
I purposely didn't plan or overthink this idea too much as that tends to take away from the enjoyable free crafting that I love to do.
I started off with an oval MDF plaque from my stash and
 drew around it on some copy paper.

This enabled me to draw a rough inner oval shape which

I wanted to use as a guide once I cut it out.
I used the guide as a pattern to cut the oval shape out of 
a piece of hessian and then frayed the edges.

With the plaque I randomly painted a coat of white Gesso primer followed by some
 Stencil paint in Mallow by Imagination Crafts.

Now I used the stencil paint because it was out on my desk from projects I'd just completed which is why I used it.
The random dry brush painting gave the Shabby Chic appearance I had in mind.
I also painted some white gesso on the piece of hessian before gluing just the center area onto the plaque.
This enabled me to layer things behind if I decided to, which I did.

 I glued some scrap pieces of lace fabric as shown below.

On a piece of  cotton calico fabric I painted a section with the
 Mallow stencil Paint and another with Lime Green.

Then after drying I used stamps from the Rose Elements set and stamped with Versafine, black onyx then dried again with a heat tool before cutting out.

I began layering and assembling the Rose Elements with some pieces of  Seam binding and fine cheesecloth with glitters and fragments similar to Stampendous Fran-tage.

I also had some pink paper doilies that I cut up and tucked into the design.
You can use white or ivory doilies and blend with distress ink

To finish and hang I used a piece of string or you could use ribbon or twine.

Rose Elements  130 x130 x15mm Acrylic Block  Gesso Primer   Mallow  Lime Green

Gold Line Artist BrushFoam BrushesVersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    Vintage Selection - White Ribbons 3m Embossing Enamel


  1. Wow! Great idea to stamp the roses on fabric, they look fab.

  2. Clever and effective piece. It's really pretty. I've been wondering which would be the best ink for fabric-now can try the Versafine! Thank you, Jan


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