Patterns Galore by Helen Chilton


This post is all about building up patterns.

I'm using a PaperArtsy Tracey Scott set and one of the medium rounds which I've coloured with Distress Oxides, either sprays or inkpads:

Then I stamped the square pattern all over in white paint. I tend to spread the paint out and dip the stamp in:

Note how the white paint has taken up some of the ink beneath:

I then sprayed some patches of colour and stamped in various patterns in black:

I cut out various size circles:

This smaller round has been inked as before and then stamped:

I had to add some white highlights just to make it pop!

For the border stamping I just worked by eye, stamping the opposite four sides first then working out how many to stamp in between - the pattern's fairly forgiving.

PaperArtsy Cling Mounted Stamp Set - Eclectica³ - Tracy Scott - ETS37
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Rounds
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
: Broken China, Wilted Violet
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays: Twisted Citron, Broken China, Wilted Violet
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints: White
VersaFine Clair Ink Pads: Nocturne
Posca Pens: White, Lavender

I love working in the round, it's very satisfying! Hope you've enjoyed this project.


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  1. A very striking patterned circle Helen. The layers look amazing with all the patterning and the colours are fabulous.
    Fliss xx


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