Kay says, “Being able to add depth to a stamped image by having a corresponding stencil is a fabulous way of immediately adding dimension to your image as I’ve done here with the flowers on the roof. PaperArtsy have launched three new house stamp sets which have these clever corresponding stencils”

Materials list:

Stamps Kay used... 

PaperArtsy: EKC34; EKC37


Other materials...

PaperArtsy Stencils: PS170; PS172; PS180

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Chalk; Forget Me Not; Summer Sky; Granny Smith; Slimed; Hyde Park; Butter; Mustard Pickle; Pixie Dust; Mulled Wine; Slate

Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black; Leaf Green; Olive

Ranger: Glossy Accents

Distress ink: Chipped Sapphire

PaperArtsy: Grunge Paste

8x8 greyboard

Palette knife

Stencil brushes

Cosmetic sponge wedge

Embossing tool

Black colouring pencil

Box frame (optional – for mounting)


Step-by-step: Home Sweet Home Panel

1 Create a background on the greyboard using Chalk, Summer Sky, Forget Me Not and Granny Smith paints. Repeatedly stamp grass using a Leaf Green ink pad.

2 Stencil small trees using Granny Smith, Hyde Park and Slate using stencil brushes. Repeatedly stamp flowers into the grass area using the Leaf Green inkpad.

3 Stencil leaves into the top corners using Granny Smith. Using Grunge Paste and a palette knife to create a larger tree. Add texture using your finger. 


4 Stamp the house with Black Archival. Add stepping stones to the house and raised grass clumps to the smaller trees using Grunge Paste.

5 Paint the house and flowers using Chalk, Pixie Dust, Mulled Wine, Granny Smith; Hyde Park, Butter and Mustard Pickle.

6 Line the flowers up from PS180 over the stamped flower roof of the house. Mask off the rest of the stencil/panel and apply Grunge Paste.


7 Once all the Grunge Paste has dried, apply colour by repositioning the corresponding stencil over the paste and applying Fresco paints with a stencil brush.

8 Outline the Grunge Paste images using a black colouring pencil. Stamp foreground flowers and leaves using Black Archival and paint with Frescos.

9 Use an embossing tool to add texture and dimension to the foreground flowers using Summer Sky and Chalk Frescos.


To finish the project: Stamp a few upright ‘twiddles’ around the foreground flowers using the Olive ink pad. Shadow around all the main imagery using Chipped Sapphire ink and a paintbrush. Stamp ‘Home Sweet Home’ onto a scrap of white cardstock using Black Archival and apply a light wash of Chipped Sapphire. Cut out and glue to the panel. Shadow around the words using black pencil and Chipped Sapphire, and apply Glossy Accents to the windows.

This article first appeared in the May 2020 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine