Thursday, 8 June 2017

Stencil Crazy by Nikki Acton







Hello! Stencils are one of my most used items and the Dinky range from That’s Crafty! are a permanent feature on my desk. These cards use three of them – 2 different sized circles and some squares (details below).

I took some card (9.5cm sq. to fit on a 10cm sq. card – 4’’). I started by swiping a little tinting base over part of the card in patches and then adding DecoArt Quinacridone Magenta in the spaces and blending a little. It didn’t matter too much as I would be adding more layers. Next I added PaperArtsy Fresco (Chalk) through the larger of the circle stencils, followed by Ultramarine through the grid and finally Hansa Yellow through the smaller circles. I used Cut and Dry Foam to add my paint – ensuring the sponge was not too wet and also heat dried between colours.

I stopped here for the first card but decided to keep going with the other – using the same paints and stencils but in a different order.

I stamped a Crazy Cat on each one, the stars from PaperArtsy ELB30 and a greeting from my stash. Finally I took the transparent Hansa Yellow again and painted the cats.

Some bright, fun cards for some fellow cat lovers!

See you next week.

Nikki


Supplies


That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Large Circles (TC018), Circles (TC003), Grid (TC015)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Quinacridone Magenta, Ultramarine and Hansa Yellow

6 comments:

  1. Hi Nikki,
    You made wonderful use, of the stencils, and the result on the background is gorgeous. Also I love Mr. Crazy Cats transparent look,I wonder if there are more colors with a transparent characteristic ?
    They are really happy birthday cards !! xx

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  2. They're gorgeous Nikki. A fabulous stencil background for your 2 little kitties and the transparency looks amazing.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Great backgrounds with the dinkys, makes 2 fun cards
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. Love the way the transparency of the paint used on the cats allows the stenciled background to show through.. great cards Nikki.. Tracey xx

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  5. Gorgeous cards, very dreamy
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Nikki, great use of the stencils.
    The expression on the face of the cat is making me :)
    Lynne x

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