A Happy Place by Samantha Read


Hello! This week I'd like to share with you a MDF round I made for the That's Crafty! Hochanda shows in March, I can't resist a happy house image and a moon!

What I did

I started with the 6in MDF round and added texture using a couple of stencils, one for the sky area and another for the ground, and gave it a couple of coats of white gesso and then created the background sky by blending some multi surface paints and stamping. I painted the green grass and added stamped details by stamping on to tissue paper and adhering with PVC glue - the tissue paper becomes transparent when dry - a great method for adding details to a textured surface. Next using some greyboard sheets I painted the moon using interference paint, the house was painted, adding stamped details and finishing the windows with glossy accents to make them shiny. To finish I added some text, inky splats, star sequins and ribbon and beads for hanging.

What I used

That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - I used; Bright Blue,Teal, Lavender, Lime Green, Orange, Mustard Yellow, Purple and Lime.
That's Crafty! Pearl Ink - I used; Leaf green, Blue, Red and Yellow

(From my stash; beads, ribbon, tissue paper and sequin stars).

I do hope you like it, see you next Wednesday,
Sam xx

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  1. Absolutely love this one! 😊

  2. Absolutely gorgeous collage Sam. So colourful and beautifully textured and detailed.
    Fliss xx

  3. A fabuloous piece of Happy art on the round! Sam . You've created a wonderful scene and as always your use of colour is so uplifting .

  4. This makes me feel so HAPPY as I study it :)

  5. This is lovely Sam. A beautiful blend, and contrast, of colours which combine with your inspiration to lead the mind into a place of happy escape from our daily realities. Ray. x

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely comments :) xx


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