Stenciled Celebration Cards.

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I absolutely love creating paper projects using my POP paints. This range of paints is truly so versatile and with the new bright and vibrant colours you can’t go wrong.
Today I created some vibrant celebration cards that can be used for birthdays and other special occasions.
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step 1 – Stamp your sentiments from the Chiswick stamp set onto white cardstock using permanent black ink like StazOn or VersaFine. Trim the sentiments to the size you need.
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step 2 – On your craft sheet add a small amount of texture paste and POP paint in Burst.
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step 3 – Mix the paint and texture paste together to give you a nice thick consistency of coloured paste.
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step 4 – Create a coloured background. I used a variety of paints and inks to create a colourful mixed media background.
Stencil a pattern on top of the coloured background using the orange texture paste mixture.
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step 5 – Leave the paste to dry completely. Adhere the stenciled background piece to a folded card.
Stamp flowers onto white cardstock and use some of your watered down Burst paint to paint the flowers.
Adhere the flowers and sentiment to the card and finish off with sewing and a few diamante.
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And a second version using some of my Haze paint combined with watercolour paint to create a purple flower.
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And in a few minutes I created a couple of different cards using the same supplies – multitasking and creating a range of the same cards all at the same time really saves time and
you can build up quite a nice stash of cards ready to go at any moment.
Products used:

POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184

Other: Flower stamp: Carabelle, Stencil: Jowilna Nolte, sewing machine, VersaFine, StazOn

Paint techniques using POP Paint.

I haven’t done nearly as much painting as I would have like to this year, but finally got some time to tackle this little paint technique project.
It combines POP Paint in bright jewel tones with some metallic paint added for a fun and vibrant home decor item.
It’s basically a dot – that can be decorated and used in a variety of ways – or leave it as is for maximum impact against a dreary wall that needs cheering up.20180410_painteddot_detail1

It is amazing how a few layers of paint can change a single piece of wood into something gorgeous.

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step 1 – Paint the top half of the circle using POP Paint in Burst (orange). One layer if plenty so that some of the wood grain can still be visible.
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step 2  – Paint a layer of bright pink just below the orange and slightly overlap the orange with some dry brushed streaks.

step 3 – Next add a layer of Haze (purple) in the same manner. Overlap the pink layer above and use dry brush strokes to create interest and texture.
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step 4 – Add an additional layer using Blush (light pink) paint to selected areas only. This layer was applied dry in a vertical manner, and then
a dry brush used to spread the paint horizontally. This create texture and pattern and also spread the paint out beautifully.
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step 5 – Lastly add a layer of metallic blue paint over the bottom layer of paint and dry brush the colour moving into some of the other sections.
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Add a layer of wax over the painted disc to seal in that goodness and add some protection for easy clean up.
20180410_painteddot_detail2Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Blush pp0303
POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Other: wooden disc:Short Cuts Craft, paint brushes, metallic paint

New Stencil designs – Short Cuts Craft

I am excited to have some new stencils out and available at Short Cuts Craft.
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‘Rise up’ is inspired by worship – people raising their hands to Glorify God. The circle represents the full circle of life and the center of it all is God.
Or is you prefer just an awesome doily like stencil to create beautiful effects on art journals, scrapbook layouts and cards.

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The full range of stencils available from Short Cuts Craft can be viewed and purchased from their online shop.
head on over to Short Cuts Craft now.