Today we are kicking off the next challenge over at Stamps and Stencils. The lovely Julia is our host and has chosen 'Small is Beautiful' for the theme. Oh crikey ! Panic definitely set in as I struggle with the word small, so thinking cap was on !
I had a trip up to Art from the Heart at the week end and I picked up a mini, chunky canvas so problem solved ! I started by using a couple of Tim Holtz stencils with Grunge Paste onto some Smoothy card and left it to dry.
The usual little wooden pieces accompanied the canvas and when you put them together they make little dinky houses.
I painted the canvas with Stone Fresco Finish paint then cut the card with the Grunge Paste on into little tiles and stuck them to the edges and just a few on the front. I also patted some more Grunge Paste on the opposite corners.
I used Golden Fluid Acrylic paints to paint the whole thing then spritzed it with a Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and let it puddle and dry on the surface.
I used the Fluid Acrylics again and painted them onto some more Smoothy card and then stamped the sentiment from the Lin Brown ELB13 set and cut it up into separate words and edged them with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint.
The little house has also been painted with the Fluid Acrylics then I've stamped the flower from the Sara Naumann ESN14 stamp set. I painted it with the acrylics and added dots of paint along the petals and around the centre.The leaves are by Kaisercraft and I've used the same paints on them.
I sanded the Grunge Paste back on the little tiles and then added a further coat of gold Fluid Acrylic over the top. I couldn't resist using just a little Classic Treasure Gold over the textured areas to finish, I struggled to get a good photo as the project is quite dark but I think you can just make out the shine of the Treasure Gold.
Please do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils to see the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT. You have a whole month to join in with us !
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