Monday, 24 June 2013

Crafty Boots - Anything But a Square

The delightful Faye sets the theme for the Crafty Boots challenge this fortnight, "anything but a square" and I decided to go for something a little different (certainly for a while)

I took a giant jigsaw shape and painted it with Paperartsy Fresco paints, firstly in Stone to give it a base coat, and then stencilled some Grunge Paste through the reverse chickenwire stencil (the crafters workshop) - this is still one of my favourites, and it takes the Grunge Paste so well.
 I then covered the whole piece with Pansy using a brush and once that was dry, added a little Eggplant over the stencilled areas
before highlighting it further with Moonlight.

I took a fabric flower which just happened to be white edged with purple and painted a bottle cap (first Little Black Dress, then Moonlight, then a very light layer of Eggplant) and made a hole through it for the game spinners.

Added the sentiment (Wendy Vecchi) and some toning Prima flowers.
Hope you like it and don't forget to see what my DT buddies have been doing too.


Virginia said...

Oh that's lovely Helen I played with large jigsaws recently on my gelli plate but haven't got any further than painting them as it were!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Helen

This is fab, I love the colours you have used and the gorgeous flowers.

Have a good day.

Dionne xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love it! Fab colours and great idea, will look out for some large jigsaw pieces! Take care Zo xx

Lin said...

Helen I love this...those giant jigsaw pieces are great to work on!!! lovely colour and textures..came out really lovely!!!
oh and i love that quote!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is fabulous! The colours and embellishments are super and I agree - that chicken wire stencil and GP are just made for each other! x

sam21ski said...

Great shape to work with and love the colour combo!!

Sam xx

butterfly said...

Love your jigsaw piece... like you, I'm a big fan of the reverse chicken wire, and it looks beautiful here.
Alison x

Lisette Baker said...

A lovely altered piece Helen - so pretty and very clever.

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Sandy said...

What a grand idea - and I love the texture you have achieved. I need to come back to your blog - so much good stuff to see Helen!!