Castles in the Air by Helen Chilton


I love these quirky castles by Katzelkraft - they look as if they've come from a fairy tale.

Katzelkraft Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Les Chateaux - KTZ172

I'm using a 6x6 panel here and a plastic card to scrape on the paint.

Add some Infusions while still wet...

...and scrape through.

Next came the stencilling - choose a fairly open one...

...and then you get the full effect of the crackles. Some of the Infusion colour will come through.

I've added extra colour with Distress Crayons:

 And then wiped them back:

I've deliberately stamped in a dye based ink... that I could pull out some of the outline colour to create shadows:

Add touches of colour as well:

Katzelkraft Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set - Les Chateaux - KTZ172
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Panels - 6x6 - Rounded Corners
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
PaperArtsy Infusions: Are You Cerise, A Bit Jaded
That's Crafty! 6ins x 6ins Stencil - Knotted Curves - TC66003DecoArt Media Crackle Paint - White
Memento Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black
Aqua-Flo Brush Set

Hope you enjoyed this project - until next week!


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  1. Gorgeous artwork Helen and love the textured crackle background for those quirky castles.
    Fliss xx


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