Hi there, this week I’m sharing the reverse side of my top hat upright, the Cat on the Hat being the first side shown last week. This side is rather girly as I was imaging a lady friend for Bentley whom I’ve thought of as Daisy so she has a floral garland around her.
That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Bentley, Beki
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – Lilac, Lavender, Orchid
Give the upright a couple of coats of gesso to prepare the base for further painting. When that was dry, I swiped on the 3 shades of purple and pink paints in a roughly striped fashion to tie up with the other side, which has stripes in shades of blue.
I then used the dragonfly stencil with the Lavender and Quinacridone Violet paints to add flights of dragonflies on the painted background. I added a row in varying sizes across the hat brim to pull it all together.
I next stamped Bentley and quite a few flowers (the larger one from the Beki set), inking up just the flower heads plus a butterfly on white card using black ink. I coloured all the images with watercolour pencils and then cut them out.
I added the cheeky puss to the background with foam tape and then arranged the flowers into a sort of garland, sticking them on once I was happy with the arrangement.
To finish off my top hat, I prepared the base using the same paints as those on each side, having added chevrons to the cat in the hat side and dragonflies to this side.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.