Saturday, 24 June 2017

In The Pink with PaperArtsy and That's Crafty MDF Uprights

Happy Saturday to everyone, Kirsten here. How have you been coping with the heat?? Thank goodness for fans & cold water, is all I can say!! :-) Due to various problems, technological & otherwise, I haven't been able to do my Monday blog posts, so I thought I'd do a couple of Saturday posts to show off the projects I made for Lisa's PaperArtsy workshop at the end of May. 

There are no step by step photos for any of my projects, because I had such fun while making them that I never gave a thought to taking a photo. All I have to do now is try to remember what I did & what colours of DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints I used............. 

My substrates are That's Crafty!'s wonderful new MDF uprights. We're all crazy about these. They're such good quality, lightweight but sturdy, come in a variety of great shapes & they make great gifts - there are smaller ones too, which would make a nice change from a card.

I painted the Jagged Edge upright with black gesso first, when that was dry I painted on a layer of Imagination Crafts' Crackle Medium and when that was dry I painted Baby Pink Americana paint - in the opposite direction so that the cracks went across the upright, instead of down. 

Next, build layers;

Layer 1 with PaperArtsy stencil PS006 & Pistachio Mint Americana paint
Layer 2 with PaperArtsy stencil PS001 & Bahama Blue Americana paint
Layer 3 with PaperArtsy stencil PS060 & Ultramarine Americana paint
Stamp with detail stamps from PaperArtsy stamp set EKC01 & EKC07 with Jet Black Archival ink
Apply Imagination's Structure Paste through PaperArtsy stencil PS060
When that was dry, I replaced the stencil & applied Pearl Starlights over the Structure Paste.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to fix the upright to the base, which I'd decorated to match the upright & went around the edges with Japanese Jade Alchemy Wax...........

I used white gesso for the base layer on this second, Decorative Top, upright and a lot less 
Crackle Medium, followed by Baby Pink Americana paint

I mixed some Baby Pink with white gesso for the first layer of stencilling - PA stencil PS006 again - then Cyclamen Starlights through PaperArtsy stencil PS034 & Structure Paste through PS060..........

I stamped the images from PaperArtsy stamp set JOFY13 & the butterfly from JOFY50 on to white card, coloured them with watercolour pens, cut them out & attached them to the upright. Once I'd the base & upright together I went around the edges with Antique Gold Starlights..........

JOFY13    JOFY50 - NEW for 2017    PA Stencil PS001 (ELB)    PA Stencil PS006 (ELB)    PA Stencil PS034 (EKD)    PA Stencil PS060 (EKC)   
MDF Upright - Decorative Top   MDF Upright - Jagged Edge  Baby Pink AA   Ultramarine Blue AAPistachio Mint AABahama Blue AAMedia Gesso - White    Media Gesso - Black   Japanese Jade AWX Pearl SLCrackle Medium     

Structure Paste

Lisa is taking bookings for the next two workshops at Grove Green. You can find the information about them HERE and there are still places on the July classes, information HERE.

That's it from me for now, I'll be back on Monday with another of my PaperArtsy projects. Have a great weekend.


1 comment:

  1. I'm not usually a pink person, but this is lovely! Great piece - love these uprights xx


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