' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Ye Olde Shoppe

Saturday 1 February 2020

Ye Olde Shoppe

Happy February crafters! We have a new challenge at Country View Challenge and Teresa chose "Splatters, Splashes and Drips" as the theme.

For my first inspiration piece I decided to use splatters to "paint" part of my picture.

I first stamped the Olde Shoppe by Picture This using Sepia Versafine ink and using masking fluid [1] and newspaper carefully masked the building.

Using a watercolour brush and a silicone tipped tool I created splatters of varying sizes and colours.

I let dry this first layer and then splattered some masking fluid to preserve some lighter or even white "pebbles".

I added a final wash of colour, this time with a brush to fill in the ground. The picture now looks like this:

Time to paint the rest of the house in watercolour and remove the masking fluid:

For the sign I used a pen with a small nib loaded with watercolour.

For good measure, I splattered some colour across the picture.

I hope you enjoyed this technique, you can also use it for shingles and poppy fields etc..
Don't forget to enter our Country View Challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at the shop!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday, Allsorts challenge.

[1] I am using Schmincke White liquid frisket. I have found it to be less prone to tearing the paper when removing and seems to keep in good condition in the bottle for longer.


  1. Such a clever way to interpret the theme, Christine! Love this <3
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Evelyn xxx

  2. Love your old world cottages, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  3. This is such a lovely image and a great way to interpret the theme. Wishing you a very happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  4. A great image and really great colouring, love the splatter at the base, looks like Autumn leaves.
    Thank you for joining our 'Vintage' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. What a great idea to paint with splatters ! It came out fantastic !
    Corrie x

  6. Stunning painting! I love how you created the pebbles with the splatters - perfect 😁. Happy February! Hugs, Jo x

  7. What a great idea of making the gravel with splattering!!! Nice beach house!!! Have a wonderful February!!! xx

  8. So clever Christine - beautiful! It works brilliantly! Hugs rachel x

  9. I love this Christine, and what a great technique! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  10. Magnifique !!!
    Super idée et création toute en finesse, j'adore.
    Bises, Coco

  11. Fabulous technique Christine - love it!

  12. So beautifully done and amazing coloring!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!

  13. How creative Christine..what a cool card you designed! Happy February xx

  14. Completely charming - love the delicate tinting of the image and the splatters bring it all to life so well. Hmm... now I wonder whether I'll be joining in with this fabulous theme?!
    Alison x

  15. A great technique. I can see lots of uses for it xxx