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