Friday, May 15, 2015

Great Things Wall Plaque

Hello dear stamper friends!  This month, the talented Sin City Stamps design team have been sharing some awesome projects using those luscious products from ColourArte.  I combined their beautiful paints with some of Sin City's rubber stamps and die cut shapes.

Today I am going to share a simple but fun wall plaque.
I traced this design onto a piece of thick chipboard and cut it out.
Spread DecoArt Media Modeling Paste through Circle Collage Stencil by Terri Sproul with a spatula.
I applied the paste in three spots, that magic number.  Allow to dry.
Spread more DecoArt Media Modeling Paste through SCS Brick Wall Stencil in three spots, going off the edge of the board.
Once again, allow the paste to dry before proceeding.   You can speed drying time with a heat tool, but be careful or you could get some bubbling.
Spread more DecoArt Media Modeling Paste through a script stencil and allow to dry.
Paint entire board surface with white gesso and let dry.
Spray ColourArte's Shimmering Mists over background:  Honeydew, Ginger Peach, and Snapdragon.  Let dry.
Spray ColourArte's Shimmering Mist Honeydew over the entire background.  It gives the colors a bit of a vintage feel.
Lay out chipboard pieces onto background in a pleasing manner.  Do not glue them down yet.  This is just to give you an idea where to stamp.
Stamp flourishes and crackle background around the base with black archival ink.  Use several sizes of the flourishes to build your own flourishes and extend them.
It does not matter what color your die cuts are because you can make them your own.  First, paint each die cut with a coat of white gesso and let dry.

The chandelier was painted with ColourArte's Mediterranean Blue, edged with Nutmeg daubers.  Then, dimension was added with Peacock Liquid Pearls.
The table was painted with Nutmeg dauber, dabbing over and over, leaving specks that resemble burl wood.  Dimension was added with Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.
The spiral staircase was painted with the Nutmeg dauber, then Solar Gold Dauber.  More Nutmeg was added to the stairs.  Dimension was added with Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.
Cover the vase with Mediterranean Blue and edge with Nutmeg daubers.  Add dimension with Royal Blue Liquid Pearls.
Cover the lamp base with Mediterranean Blue and edge with Nutmeg daubers.  Cover lamp shade with Bisque Liquid Pearls, applying two coats with your finger and allowing to dry between coats.  Add dimension with Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.
Dab the solid butterfly with Radiant Rain Rich Cobalt, mist with water and dab excess.  Dab top cut out butterfly with Radiant Rain Mallard and edge with Radiant Rain Solar Gold.  Let dry, adhere pieces together.  Add dimension with Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.
Cover the dress form with Nutmeg dauber.  Use finger to dab a very light coat of the Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls over the wire portion, and sponge Vintage Photo distress ink over the wood legs and top.  A bit of dimension was added with Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.
Give the frame an antique gold look by first dabbing with Vintage Photo distress stain, dry, then Radiant Rain Solar Gold dauber, dry, then Radiant Rain Nutmeg dauber, dry.

Die cut a frame using two dies sizes from the Spellbinders die set onto a piece of chipboard.
When you separate the pieces, you will have a frame and a center piece.  Save the center piece for another project.
Die cut a single piece of chipboard and tan card stock from the largest rectangle to be used as your backing piece.  Stamp sentiment onto another piece of tan card stock, center frame piece over image and trace around it with pencil.  Cut away excess card stock, as well as the letters "C" and "s", as shown.   These are the pieces you should have.  
Dab vintage photo distress stain over the chipboard frame, leaving dots of color to look like burl wood.  If you do not gesso the chipboard first, the stain will sink right into the fibers wherever it hits first, giving you these awesome color variations.
Dab ColourArte's Solar Gold dabber over the top.
Lightly dab more Radiant Rain Nutmeg dauber over the frame to give it a more vintage look.
Adhere frame over stamped card stock, allowing the letters that extend past the frame opening to be seen.  Adhere the second backing piece of chipboard to the back for stability.  Add some dimensional accents with Platinum Liquid Pearls in each corner.
Adhere all chipboard pieces to the base, as shown.  (Some of the photos show a different framed sentiment, which I ultimately changed to the current one).  Edge base with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
I used Flower Soft™to make flowers and leaves using floral wire and glue, adhering the little flower particles to the wire.  I then inserted them into the vase in the lower left corner.
I found this little metal bird in my stash and knew I needed it to balance my piece.
Paint bird with white gesso, let dry.  Then paint with Radiant Gels Twilight and Stargazer dimensional paints.  Paint beak with Radiant Gels Emperor's Gold, and dry brush a bit over the bird's wings and tail feathers, as well as the breast.  Dot the eye with a black pen, and an even tinier dot with a white gel pen.
Here are a few more closeups.

Sin City Stamps:
Circle Collage Stencil by Terri Sproul
Brick Wall Stencil
Art Journal 3 rubber stamp plate
Sin City Wings rubber stamp plate
Around the House die cuts
In the Bedroom die cuts
Butterfly and Bee die cuts

DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
Liquitex white gesso
ColourArte Radiant Rains Mists:  HoneydewGinger PeachSnapdragon
ColourArte Radiant Rains Daubers:  Mediterranean BlueNutmegSolar Gold
ColourArte Radiant Gels Dimensional Paints:  TwilightStargazerEmperor's Gold
Flower Soft™(emerald green, baby pink, lavender)
Liquid Pearls Peacock, Platinum Pearl, Bisque
Vintage Photo distress ink and distress stain
Black archival ink
Chestnut Roan chalk ink
Scrap tan cardstock
Metal bird embellishment

I hope you enjoyed my rather lengthy, but picture-filled project today, and that I may have inspired you to take those die cuts and make them your own.  I think you will love how easy it is to change the look of simple shapes with gorgeous paint products from ColourArte.  With the right products, anything is possible.  Of course, the stencils are fabulous fun for adding texture, and the stamps add that extra bit of flair.

Have a wonderful week, and stay crafty, my friends!



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