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Friday, 29 May 2015

Painted Floral Mannequins

Hi there,

Today another idea  stamping the Floral Mannequins
Chocolate Baroque has lovely elegant designs but they are also suitable to use them in mixed media projects. I was visiting a friend and we had a play with some Chalk paints. I like the chalky finish of these paints, but you have to work fast because they dry almost instantly. Of course there are painting mediums which can help but I did not have that.

I worked on canvas paper and that creates a real painted effect. This time I really did paint.......not with a brush but a sponge.

I've made two cards, here they are....

I stamped the dress form using the same paint and stamped some fragments of the lace and the lace flower. The lace flower is also embossed on vellum and I've used 3 matching colors of the WOW embossing powders. The word is from the Artistic Expressions, a sheet that matches this style very much.

And the 2nd one........I decided after I stamped the dress form several times to use the craquele stamp from the Echoes of Italy and a small stamp from the Mini Scripts. I've stamped the lace border at the right edge and pressed it also onto a technique tile which I've triple embossed with WOW embossing powder.(Glacier Mint) I've added also some perfect pearl powder onto it to create some lovely shine. I think it looks a bit like old Turkoois ........wouldn't it be a lovely to create a necklace or earrings with that?

The words are from another favorite sheet of mine called Artistic Affirmations and is even more suitable for Mixed media projects. I distressed the edges of the canvas paper and sanded the card stock beneath for a worn look.

Well, this time another style using these stamps, hope you liked it.........
Thanks for visiting and till next time!


  1. Wow! They're gorgeous, tfs.

  2. Absolutely wonderful canvases, the image and colours are brilliant, Kate x

  3. Miranda wat heb je dit weer prachtig gemaakt. Het heeft een beetje een mysterieuze sfeer vind ik Zooo mooi. !!! .XXX

  4. these are wonderful Miranda - beautiful work xx

  5. Interesting to see a very different kind of use - I've little experience stamping with paint & am quite surprised by how much detail you achieved. I particularly like the way you have highlighted the segment of lace in the second sample - it really draws the eye, & yes, I can imagine the being used to create an 'antique' necklace.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Two gorgeous cards Miranda and the chalk paints work beautifully and the stamping you have done with them is so detailed considering they are paints. I love the sponged background and the lace and the lace flowers on parchment are so pretty. I love the triple embossed tile you have used the lace border on. It looks so deeply etched and I think this idea would work beautifully for jewellry. x


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