Start with the 6" x 6" wood frames. You can find them on our website or at the store.
Here are a few of the reasons we like to make art with these wood frames.
- You can hang your finished art on the wall or set it on a table.
- You can put a LOT of paint on these frames - if you change your mind about the color :)
- You can use the frame flat side up or make a shadow box with photos and embellishments,
- We think 6" x 6" is one of the easiest sizes to work with - not too big, not too small.
First things first - you need to mix up some Chalk Paint. There are detailed step by step instructions in the previous post here on the blog.
- Mix Peony Artisan Ink with white gesso but do not completely mix. Put a lot of paint on your brush and brush the paint on in several directions. Let the paint dry.
- Mix Blue Wave Artisan Ink with white gesso and do not completely mix.
Here is what the "not completely mixed" should kind of look like:
Brush the Blue Wave chalk paint almost covering the Peony chalk paint. Let the paint dry.
3. Mix Sunset Artisan Ink with gesso for a pastel paint - about 2 drops to a couple of teaspoons of gesso. Brush over the Blue Wave. Add a few more drops of Sunset Ink for a mid value chalk paint and brush this on top of the pastel Sunset. Let the paint dry.
4. Add a few more drops of Peony Ink to the Peony chalk paint and brush on top of Step 3.
5. Stencil with the polka dots stencil and the Blue Wave chalk paint. Let your art work dry for at least 1 hour - 2 hours is better. Lightly sand the painted surface with very fine sandpaper and wipe off the sanding dust with a barely damp paper towel. Let your art work dry for about 1 hour.
Stencil with permanent black ink - StazOn and Ranger Archival Inks both work great. We stenciled with one of our new 6" x 6" Art Stencils - they are on the website and at the store.
And last but not least we have 24 new One Small Word Stencils! The stencils are about 1-1/4" x 3-1/4" and the words are about 1" x 2-3/4". We are totally in love with these new stencils for lots of reasons! They are small enough to put on cards, tags, artist trading cards, and more but large enough to make a statement on a journal page or in your mixed media art. Take a look and you will see what we mean.
These are just a few of the small words stenciled on the sides of the wood shadow boxes. They are way easy to use - but don't forget to use the removable tape to hold the stencils in place because if they slip you're gonna be mad!
All of the new One Small Word Stencils are on the website and at the store. And last but not least we will send you a FREE Small Word Stencil - our choice - when you order one of our 4 new Art Stencils. xo