Friday, 13 February 2015


Good evening and thank you for looking in has your Friday been?

I do hope the week has been kind to you...we still have Adam quite poorly and at the moment he seems to be visiting the hospital and doctors on a daily basis...but I am hopeful that the Consultant will tell us more on!!! Good job we Love them....

Now for something you regular followers will know I really love to use Stencils in my when I saw the the Craft Stamper Magazine had a blog Challenge all about Stencils , I just had to join in....

Here is my entry...I must warn you it was so hard to photograph...

So I have taken photos of each section....starting with the top canvas.

Then middle canvas...

Then the lower canvas...

I do love to use part of a Stencil rather than the whole design....

I started with 3 of the 4x4 flat canvas' can find these on the Clarity Website...and dragged some grunge paste through the desired part....then left it to dry...

I used three Clarity Stencils, Jo's Bubbles, Lantern Pods and Butterfly Tree.

This is how they looked.

Next I painted the whole designs with Black gesso, and let it dry. ( it really doesn't take very long )

Next came the gold gilding wax....

After some buffing, out came the eBrusher....and I added some colour...

This really is great fun and I am abit addicted to it!!!! The three together looked like this...

Then I added some highlights by scratching back the grunge to reveal white areas...I used a craft Knife...

I then mounted them onto some Black card, gold card and Mount board...

The words are stamped using black VersaFine ink and are from the Remountable letterbox word set of Clarity Stamps....I felt that they just finished off the design...

There is some great inspiration from the DT so why not pop over to the Take it Make it Challenge and have a look...

Thanks for spending a few moments with me today...I am off now to walk the dogs...and just my has just started to rain....oh well....good job I got new wellies last week...

Have a good weekend,

Stay and hugs ,

Jo. xxx



  1. These are just gorgeous,love all the

  2. I love these Jo :) I have used the grunge paste with your guidance but never used my gilding wax yet, this has provided inspiration for me to have a go :) xx

  3. Stunning Jo. I loooove them!
    A must be winner in the Craft Stamper Challenge - good luck xxxx

  4. Lovely work Jo. Surely the winning entry! Good luck x

  5. Love each of these little masterpieces, the way you have built up the layers is fantastic ..... Great tutorial .... would not have had a clue how you went about it but broken down like this you make it seem so easy ... the ebrusher looks like fun ...maybe need to start hinting for my birthday pressie xxxx Annie

  6. They are fantastic so need 4x4 canvases and give it ago love them thanks for sharing xxx

  7. These are great Jo, thanks for sharing how you did them. Good luck with challenge!! xx

  8. a show stopper. very interesting process. i'm assuming it's alcohol markers you used after the gilding wax, hugs xx oh and good luck xx

  9. Superb Jo! Thanks for the detailed instructions - I think I have one or two canvases somewhere so could have a go! X

  10. Superb Jo! Thanks for the detailed instructions - I think I have one or two canvases somewhere so could have a go! X

  11. Oh wow Jo, this is fab, thanks so much for the instruction. I will def have to give this a go xxx

  12. These are great Jo love the look you have achieved with the paste
    And the overall effect is brilliant absolutely brilliant. Tx

  13. Absolutely stunning Jo, good luck with the challenge, it's a winner in my eyes. Good luck for Monday, Hope Adam feels better asap xx

  14. Jo this is stunning, I love it and will be having a go at the techniques. But I must ask what is an ebrusher? I haven't seen or heard of them. x

    1. Hi Angela, the eBrush is an electronic airbrush system to use with Alcohol is great fun to use...and can be found on the Crafters Companion website....we have had a great time using it at workshops...thanks for taking the time to comment...x

    2. Thanks Jo, will take a look over there now x

  15. There is a great atmosphere to these canvases if that makes any sense to anyone:) love thrm

  16. Fabulous, they all look good indiidually but even better together. Those canvasses are very handy. Not gone that far yet. Hope Adam gets sorted x

  17. Great project, wonderful stenciling! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  18. These are amazing. Had a play with grunge paste today so maybe I will give canvas a go. Love the colours!

  19. Fabulous as always Jo ...... great colours! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  20. Gorgeous project! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.