Thursday, 4 June 2015

Small is Beautiful.

Hello and welcome to the 3rd challenge from Stamps and Stencils The theme is Small is Beautiful and the lovely and very talented host for June is Julia.

The challenge is to keep it small, you can make or alter something. A tiny book or journal, ATC or ATB. A tin or box even a small piece of jewellery.
You must use at least one stamp or stencil on your project and please remember we are a mixed media challenge blog and the style of your work should reflect this.

For more details and to see what the other ladies in the design team have created hop over to Stamps and Stencils.

Here is my entry which is inspired by Finnabair. Went to a workshop at Art from the Heart last Saturday with Sue and Ruth we had a fantastic day, after a scrummy lunch at Bettys Tearooms.

Mini Canvas

I have used the reverse side of the canvas, so that I could add a Word into the recess.
This is the  window to my Dream cottage in the Lake District!

The quote is from Donna Downy's stamp "Empowered Words"
I have used a ATC which is coloured with Distress Inks and the same rubbed through a Spinning top stencil.

The reverse of the frame painted with black gesso. The scissors are just to show the size....

Adding some lace to build up texture....

The window sill and the shutters are the small blocks of wood that you get in a new canvas for stretching it out (you know the bits that never get used) and little MDF hearts...
I added extra details through a stencil using  Paper Artsy's grunge paste.

The side with stencilling

 Same side painted. The Tinting is Primary Elements mixed Golden Acrylic Glaze.

Hope you enjoyed and will join us for the challenge..

Thank you in advance for all your kind comments xx
Happy crafting

Sharon xx