Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Feeling Blue reminder

Here's a reminder that there is still time to join in with the 
That's Crafty Monthly Blog Challenge *Feeling Blue*

Here's another project this time using some delicate Blue Hues..
and those *How to do's*..

Painting an 8 x 8 greyboard panel with white Gesso, I pushed texture paste through the
beautiful intricate Mandala stencil. When completely dry I lay down the stencil over the top and repeated again sealing with another layer of Gesso. When that was dry laying the stencil down for a final time I dabbed on textured sand paste to create a little more texture.

Watering down Ocean and Teal multi surface paint in a small spray bottle I sprayed the
mixture on to the panel, allowing the colours to drip down the raised mandala.
Watered down Chestnut brown was sprayed to add contrast.

Highlights of gold were adding using my finger and flicks and drips
 of white seemed to bring those delicious colours together.
A turquoise embellishment helps to focus the eye.

Randomly stamping the script stamp the panel was edged with gold and
an Affirmation from Lynnes Stamp Set 4 stamped bottom right.

My Mandala panel piece is complete..

I've really been enjoying visiting those that have entered the
That's Crafty Challenge this month and hope to see many more
before the Feeling Blue Challenge finishes at midnight on 6th February.

Hope to see you there.

Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty 8 x 8 Greyboard panel
That's Crafty 8 x 8 Stencil: Mandala TC8014
That's Crafty Texture Paste
That's Crafty Textured Sand Paste
That's Crafty Stamps: Lynnes Affirmations Set 4
That's Crafty Textures Stamps Set 3
Multi Surface Paint: Ocean - Teal - Chestnut Brown - Gold - White
White Gesso
Central embellishment from my stash...


Valerie-Jael said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, love everything about it, hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

This is like a dream, dear lady, a so beautiful panel. I love the look of richness, like from an old Venezian castle- gorgeous and stunning it is.
Sending you hugs - xx

SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely love this Tracey! What stunning spray results and I love the white space. Brilliant! Hugs, Autumn

froebelsternchen said...

This is a terrific piece - wow - amazing with the sprays over the stencilling! Looks SUPER!
Hope you feel completely weel again!
oxo Susi

Mrs.B said...

Hi Tracey, A wonderful, love the texture and the colours with the sprays looks amazing.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

Really stunning artwork Tracey. The textures are fabulous and the subtle wash of colour looks gorgeous. Really love this.
Fliss xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Valerie, those texture pastes leave a great impression to work with x

Mac Mable said...

Wow this is amazing. Great stencil, fabulous texture and gorgeous colours x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Dorthe, the textured sand does give that effect of corroded stone. Very happy you like it :) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Autumn, the paint when watered down still leaves enough pigment to make a good impression. I love these colours together xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you kindly Susi and I am feeling a lot better than I was last week Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Avril, really glad you like it xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Fliss.. It's that stencil I'm sure you will agree it gives an amazing impression.. Laura is so so clever with her designs xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It is an amazing stencil giving such intricate detail. Many Thanks xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

I love this one Tracey, it really has the most amazing details on it
Donna xx

Sue said...

This is just beautiful Tracey, you've chosen the perfect stencil and colours, and used them fabulously xx

aussie aNNie said...

So loving this, now I want to find a stencil the same..xx [aNNie]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Donna.. It's such a simple technique which we all use, the build up of texture really holds the paint well x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

They really do work so well together, and a project that doesn't take too long to do apart from waiting for the paste to dry in between applications :)) x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Annie, it is a fab stencil, I love how you can use all or just little areas of it and all so intricate xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, just wanted to say thanks for the lovely comment you left me at The Craft Barn and thought I would try and find you, pleased I did. I'm loving your work and have joined your followers. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

A glorious textured piece, Tracey - I just love the colours here, and subtle gilded glow.
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your most welcome Angela, Thank you for taking the time to come and find me. Loved your design.. Wishing you a wonderful week xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very very much Alison xx

craftytrog said...

Those layers of texture look amazing Tracey. I love the drips of colour, and the opulence of the gold!
Alison xox

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Alison.. It's fabulous when you can find a stencil so intricate and you can layer it up so many times and not lose any of the detail xx

Cath Wilson said...

This is stunning! Very clear instructions, too - love your work x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very very much for popping on over Cath, really glad you find my instructions clear and hopefully helpful. Have a super weekend x