Thursday, 1 May 2014

It's All About The Words

It's the first of the month, so it's time for a new Challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. Last month's challenge was "Monochrome" and there were so many superb entries. Congratulations to the winner and Top 5. I look forward to seeing what you all make this month.

As the title of this post suggests, this month's theme is "It's All about The Words".

This is my project. I got the "Moment of Clarity' stencil when I was at the GNPE in Harrogate back in March. I thought it would be nice to make a picture for my craft room with it. At the time I had the intention of using it with the Journaling stamps to create something like my Mother's Day card. However my moment of clarity came when I was watching a demo on Create and Craft. The demonstrator (sorry but I can't remember her name) used patterned paper with stencils and acrylic paint. I thought it looked great fun and would be perfect for this project.

The base is an oval piece of wood that I bought in a local craft shop. I painted it with gesso then applied a couple of coats of Buff Titanium acrylic paint. When that was dry I stuck some patterned paper on with my Decopatch glue.

Then I put the stencil on top..........

.............and gave it another coat of Buff Titanium.

When you remove the stencil you're left with the design in the patterned paper. I removed any excess bits of paint with a blunt-ish pencil (I did use my pockey tool to start with but it scratched the paper).

I then decorated it in typical Clarity style. If you've read my blog before you'll know how much I love the Meadow Dance stamp - when I showed it to my Dad he joked "Haven't you worn those stamps out yet?" That's one of the great things about stamps though, you can use them again and again and again...........

Now I just have to hang it up in my craft room.

Stamps and Stencils Used



  1. Gorgeous project Lynne. I would never have thought of putting acrylic paint over patterned paper, great tip.

  2. What a fantastic technique Lynne, I've never seen that before! It makes a beautiful plaque! See you soon! xxx

  3. Morning Lynne, fantastic project and great to see how it all builds up. Love the way you have mixed many different techniques. This is going to be such a fab challenge....see you very soon. X

  4. Beautiful hanging Lynne and love this new technique. xxx

  5. Love it Lynne, a gorgeous wall hanging for your craft room xx

  6. this is so sweet. i know the demo you mean. it was during the american shows recently. it sure looks fab. would love to have that hanging on my wall anytime xx

  7. Sorry for being late on patrol this month - yesterday ran away with me .

    oh now that's clever I would never have thought of doing that - such a brilliant idea oh its given me something to think about and the end result is a lovely plaque xx

  8. I am even later commenting Lynne...It's a fabulous project and much more to it than I first thought! If you get fed up of it I will find it a space to live on my wall! xx

  9. I know I'm really late commenting...... this is a lovely project and thanks for the tip for using patterned paper with the stencil and paint! x


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