Saturday, 6 June 2015

Another "boys, boys, boys" project

Hello to you all.  Here as promised is another project I made for this months Claritystamp challenge theme;  in fact this was my original idea using Paperartsy Fresco Finish Acrylics and Crackle Glaze as taught by the inspirational Maria Simms.  I wanted to make a keepsake gift ready for my youngest grandson's second birthday and decided on this doorhanger.

MDF doorhanger
Paperartsy fresco finish paints
Paperartsy crackle glaze and satin glaze
Black archival ink
Butterscotch adirondack ink
Mermaid lagoon distress ink
Mixture of green distress and adirondack ink pads
Shrink plastic
Stamps used:  journalling set, wee folk boys, boy and birds, remountable patterns, bubbles, word chains.
First job was to give the doorhanger an undercoat of white paint, then I roughly sponged in some sky and painted in the hills. 
Then I scraped on a very thin layer of crackle glaze, let it dry, and overpainted with a thick layer of cream paint.  now I just had to wait for the magic to happen.  Although its only subtle, this meant that you can see the different colours through the crackle.  
Now I started to build up the scene using inks and stamping in some texture and details using the fresco finish paints, masking off each section in turn, and then stamping the silhouettes in black archival.
I gently brushed some yellow for the sun, and then very lightly stamped in some bubbles for interest.
Now for this side, I stamped in the lovely boy and birds.
I created a similar scene on the other side of the doorhanger, but used different wee folk.

I coated the whole piece in satin glaze to protect it.  The finishing touch was to stamp out some appropriate words in black archival onto shrink plastic and stick them into place on each side of the door hanger.

Well I hope you like it, and maybe it will give you a few more ideas for what you might like to create for this months challenge. 
Don't forget to join in, the winner of the £50 Clarity voucher is chosen at random, so this month it could be you.
Pop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team.  Hope you will be watching Barbara on the telly with us tomorrow morning.  See you there!  Till next time.  Xxx


  1. great idea. it has got my brain cells going..... hugs xx

  2. Very clever Barbara like this a lot.