Art Helen Chilton


Hi there, it's Helen here and I've made a little triptych using some of the whiteboard panels:

What I really wanted in this post was to try out the 13 Arts Magic! Powder which is a little pot of wonderfulness! You can mix it with paint, as I've done here, or sprays or powdered media to make anything into a texture paste.
Get your paint ready (I've mixed two of the Multi Surface paints here) and add some of the powder, a little at a time:

Mix and mash well until all the powder has disappeared:

And then scrape through the stencil:

It's just like using corn flour to thicken a sauce (not that I cook if I can help it!) and also quick drying.

I've done two layers of stencilling on the middle panel in light blue and yellow:

If you're using a powdered medium I think you need to add some clear mixed media gel to wet it - don't know if water would work as well? I can see more experiments coming up.

I've used one of Magda's stencils and Flat Matte sprays to make the bears. Some of Lynne's words finished them off.



That's Crafty! 8x8 Stencil - Smile TC8044 by Magda Polakow
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets - Lynne's Affirmations- Set 9
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets - Textures Collection Set 1
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints: Mustard Yellow, Mint, Ocean, Bright Magenta

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  1. Such beautiful textured panels Helen. So much gorgeous detail and colour and the 13Arts powders give a lovely effect too.
    Fliss xx

  2. This is fabulous Helen, I didn't know this stuff existed! xx

    1. First time I've tried it Sue, but I'll definitely be using it again.

  3. I bought it but not tried it yet, you’ve just given me a reason to play, great make
    Amanda x

  4. Amazing triptych , Helen- and wonderful with the powders, also I have never heard of it, but sounds very special.
    Dorthe, xx

  5. Awesome make Helen! Thanks for sharing <3

  6. Ah I have this stuff coming, thanks for showing it Helen, looks fab
    Donna xx


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