Tuesday, 9 May 2017


I got "lost" in decorating so no how too pictures I am afraid but as I was inspired by Kate Crane . 

The paint layers were added wet on wet using a brayer and starting from lightest colours first - if I found an area I didn't like I went over again with White tinting base, and built layers again - I found the lighter my touch the more I could layer and not be dismayed!

Once the painty base was done I stencilled some numbers, circles and crosses using colours already used and then outlined with Titanium white and a small paintbrush. Flourish stamp to edges.  VLV Banksy Girl with Umbrella stamped onto tissue and embossed. Painting the reverse side with paints,  adhered using Matte Medium.

The "DREAM" was  Initially black texture paste - I managed to let some seep under the stencil so decided to go over with White Gesso. Now I thought it wasn't the effect I wanted so coloured over with a turquoise and white mix! Finally Primary Magenta applied to edges.

Thank you for stopping by - have a lovely week x

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
Viva Las VegaStamps    -   "Everything Comes Around" (May)
That's Crafty                   - Bright   
TIMI                               - Anything Goes (May)
STAMPlorations            - Mixed Media  (May) 
Emerald Creek Dares      - Dream A Little Dream (May) 

Materials - Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamp - Banksy Girl with Umbrella
                   Flourish Rubber Stamp
                   Versamark Black Onyx Ink pad
                   Stampendous Embossing Powder
                   White Tissue Paper
                    MDF 15cm x10cm block
                   DecoArt Media Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Phthalo       Turquoise, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Green Gold, Titanium White and  Quinacridone Magenta.
                   DecoArt Black Modelling paste
                   DecoArt White Gesso
                   DecoArt White Tinting Base
                   DecoArt Matte Medium
                   Tim Holtz -Mini Layering Stencils Set 1 (Crosses and Numbers) Set 5 (Fade dots).
                   Fine black Pen, and usual crafty tools  :)
                  Andy Skinner Stencil


sarascloset said...

Hi, Carol! this is gorgeous! I would love to have been a butterfly on your wall when you were creating this! I just thought this would be perfect for our current challenge at Emerald Creek Dares, if you want to take the time to link it up. Thank you for your sweet comment on my garden wall. Here's the link: http://blog.emeraldcreek.org/2017/05/dream-little-dream-pt-1.html

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us over at VLVS! this month !
Corrie x

A Pink said...

This is fabulous! Carol One of my fave Banksy images and you've really made it shine with all the painty yumminess. Love it x

Borqna said...

Do not forget the best challenge -
I invite you with pleasure!

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful project. Love all the textures and layers. They frame the image so well. Thanks for sharing it with us at STAMPlorations mixed media challenge.

sarascloset said...

Back to say thank you for linking this up with our Dreams theme at Emerald Creek Dares! Love this!

Kim said...

This just pulled me in so quick. I love the rainy umbrella and all of the colour. Beautiful piece of art! Thank you for entering the Dares!

Majo said...

Very colorful, love it. Thanks for admitting your creation to our challenge at the CRAFT STAMPER MAGAZINE blog.

Majo - DT ♥

Linda said...

Fabulous project. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so very cool! Biggest congrats on your win at CS! Hugs, Autumn

sarascloset said...

Yippee, so happy to see you in the lineup of favorites at Emerald Creek Dares!

Cheetarah said...

Such a great project! Thank you for joining our May challenge at VLVS! xo Cheetarah

Lynne Mizera said...

Oooooh! What a fun project you created... I can see why you "got lost in the process"! Thank you for joining us this month for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

sannalippert said...

great project! Thanks for joining in with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!!!

Carol said...

Love your composition Carol, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your mixed media at STAMPlorations this month. Carol DT xx