Along with the Stencil I have once again thrown in grunge boards, grunge paste and acrylic paint. This is what I made.
Can I also say that this post might seem to jump about a bit but there was a lot of waiting around for things to dry so I have actually written this in the order that I did things.
So I began by taking 4 small boards, taped together (temporary) turned over and painted with White Acrylic. Added a Flourish. Painted more Acrylic over the flourish. Left to dry.
Tape Heart Stencil over boards, add Grunge Paste, remove stencil, Leave to dry. Place Inner part of Stencil over the Heart, add more Grunge Paste, Take Craft Knife through the paste to separate the squares. Leave to dry.
Lay down some Underskirt Netting then Paint Red Acrylic over Squares. Leave to dry. Add a layer of Black Acrylic but before it completely dries, wipe a lot OFF with a wet wipe then leave to dry. You can then get on with painting any embellishments
I used a small butterfly die cut and some leaves from my stash. Painted them Red, then Black repeating what I did above. Then I did a bit of Brushing with Gold Mica powder. So my Butterfly ended up looking like this! Let everything dry.Maria Simms did using this technique. I Would also like to say that I have altered it a bit, why? Because Maria Used Gold Acrylic paint and I had none!!! So I had to improvise. When I took the wet wipe to the Black Acrylic it made it a bit more tacky so that is when I added the Mica powder. I used Perfect Pearls Mica Powder as it does have its own adhesive quality.
I quite liked the boards before I added the Mica Powder.
The piece is now in the hands of its new owner, so I am a very happy crafter!
If you have a go at this design, drop me a note and a picture and I will share it for you.
p.s. Now I will go and have a play with the new stamp!