Stencils are not something I automatically reach for. Well, that was until I received the newly launched Dinky Stencils from That’s Crafty! I already have my favourites, two of which are included in my post for this week.
That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils:- Brick Repeat and Brick Background
That’s Crafty! White/Geyboard panel (a fabulous large size. I cut it into three individual panels, working on one of the panels for this artwork)
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Space Cadet,
Blue Oyster, Stone, Chalk, Old Gold
(also used as a spray), Toffee and Caramel Lake Wanaka
Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Prima Finnabair Jump Rings
Old Credit Card/Plastic Palette Knife
Hole PunchHeat Gun
Extras:- Vintage Lace and Rusty Tin Wire
Apply Toffee, Caramel, Blue Oyster,
and Space Cadet to panel. Heat set then
randomly stencil the bricks onto the panel with Distress Inks. Lightly mist with water then heat set. Lake Wanaka
Now to add texture. Applied with my fingertips, I used Grunge Paste and both stencils to create texture on the panel. As I worked I created texture with my fingertips to give the bricks a rough appearance. I quickly dried the Grunge Paste and with diluted Frescos and Distress Inks I applied colour in a loose fashion to the bricks. To finish this stage I sprayed Old Gold (decanted into a mister bottle with water) onto the panel allowing it to drip down and into the crevices. Edging the panel with Distress Inks was the final step before laying aside and moving onto stamping.
Stone and Chalk onto white cardstock I set about stamping the bird, birdcage,
egg and sentiments. I knew I wanted to
hang the birdcage from the bird’s beak. I punched a hole into the top of the birdcage
then used jumprings to allow it to suspend from the beak. A dab of Glossy Accents holds it in place on
the beak. The sentiments were cut into
word tiles, with everything edged with Distress Inks. Lake Wanaka
As you can see, I layered torn pieces of vintage lace to both top and bottom edges and also wrapped rusty tin wire around the bottom edge.
When I work with birds as I theme it is usually either rustic or vintage in style. This time I was aiming for the appearance of a dilapidated industrial building where the bricks have taken on a beautiful patina over the years and their distressed appearance actually enhances their beauty and with the metal elements of the building turned to rust.
I hope you will take a look at all the Dinky Stencils available. There is such a range of styles, surely something for everyone and such reasonable price point.
Until next time,