Hi, it’s Tracey here today with another crafty inspiration post. I am doing something a bit different today, I am creating a home decor piece using the Mandala Stencil Set with a 5″ x 7″ canvas.
I gathered my supplies I needed for this project, the Mandala Stencils, Distress Oxide Inks, painters tape, foam blending tools, embossing ink and clear embossing powder.
I used four colours of Distress Oxide Inks for my project. I started the first layer with the Mandala Stencil Layer D taped down with painter’s tape sponged using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink. Leaving the stencil in place the ink was wiped off the stencil with a paper towel. Then a layer of VersaMark ink was applied and the stencil was removed. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the canvas and heat set it. This is done so that when you apply ink to the next layer it doesn’t cover up or blend into the colour of the first layer.
This process was repeated with the Mandala Stencil Layer C using Cracked Pistachio, then the Mandala Stencil Layer B using Broken China and then one last time with the Mandala Stencil Layer A using Shaded Lilac. After Layer A was sponged it was also clear embossed to match the rest of the canvas and also to seal it.
The completed project has beautiful sheen from the embossing and fabulous texture from the canvas. The embossing seals the piece to protect it from dirt and dust.
I hope you had fun creating something a little different today. As with all the Birch Press Design Mandalas you colour options are endless. Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you are inspired to try making a canvas of your own.