Monday, January 20, 2014

Oh to sail away....

Hello everyone. After my New Year explosion of colours I've decided to calm things down a bit and create in a neutral colour pallete (I didn't want to go for colour burn out too early in the year - ha ha!).

I've added the interest with lots of texture and dimension so there's plenty to catch the eye.

I started with a plain old square of cardboard and picked a few holes in it here and there to grunge it up. I gave it a thin coat of texture paste which I painted with beige acrylic but then wiped some of it off again so it just skimmed over the surface picking up the texture. I also used texture paste to add my stars through a stencil.

I love sewing on a project but it's not practical or possible to do on cardboard as thick as this so I faked the look with Susans borders stencil and a pen. I think it's pretty convincing.

A few drops of ink and some spray ink painted onto the stars just add a bit of further interest.

I cut out the sentiment and positioned it along the underside of my wave line to continue the curve.

The little boat from the Sail Away set was stamped once on a sheet of cardstock then again on a book page. I cut out a few of the details from the book page and glued them onto the main image. I used foam pads to raise it up off my background.

Jaine for the Susan Weckesser design team.


  1. love, love, LOVE this idea, am off to look at my stencils in a whole different way now!

  2. What a clever idea on using the stencil. Awesome canvas!

  3. What a clever idea on using the stencil. Awesome canvas!

  4. You hit it out of the park AGAIN Ms. Jaine! LOVE IT... TFS


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