Friday, 12 October 2018

Foiled Chrysanthemum

Hi there, Sarah G here.  

I wanted to drop in to share some experimenting that I have been doing recently with stencils and the Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Paint.  I wanted to use it to create foiled designs and decided to use the beautiful chrysanthemum stencil.

I simply dabbed through the stencil with the paint on cut and dry foam, allowing it to dry before putting it through the minc machine with rose gold foil.  It gives a shiny but slightly distressed look which looks lovely in real life!  Of course this involved a bit of trial and error to get right and my top tips would be to lay the stencil down with repositionable adhesive spray to minimise any bleed underneath and to dab the paint on sparingly.

However, the waste from the foil sheet was as pretty as the foiled image so I stuck it down on to a piece of double sided adhesive and cut round the flower.  I removed the back of the adhesive and rubbed a clear iridescent glitter across the back of the flower.  I added some paint splatters in pale mint to enhance the artsy look.

I hope you like these designs.  Hopefully it gives you some more ideas for using your stencils in new ways!

See you again soon x


  1. WOW! I tried unsuccessfully to use the Heidi Swapp reactive paint through a stencil, but you have inspired me to give it another go. Your tips on using the repositional adhesive on the stencil is something I didn't do when I tried.
    Absoloutely stunning results and a perfect technqiue and stencil to go hand in hand :)
    Hugs Bev x

  2. These are stunning simply Sarah xx


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