Hello Creative Beings! Because I need a little more balance in my life and motivation to practice meditation, I decided to make a meditation banner using Artistcellar pocket stencils Chakra Series, ATC cards and Splash Ink.
To start this project I punched holes in all four corners of each card and got out my trusted Splash Inks in Magenta, Yellow and Blue then painted 7 ATC cards with each Chakra color starting with purple for the Crown Chakra. To make purple, I mixed magenta and blue according to the color chart in the Splash Ink package. Then, I mixed up an indigo blue for the third eye chakra, light blue for the throat chakra, green for the heart chakra, yellow for the solar plexus, orange for the sacral chakra and lastly, ruby red for the root chakra. I was able to mix all of these colors easily with only three colors using Splash Ink.
Next, apply gloss medium over the stencil with a palette knife using a scraping motion. Lift the stencil carefully from the card and put the stencil in a bath of water to make cleaning easier. I chose clear gloss medium to scrape over the stencil onto the ATC cards so the color will come through after drying.
Cover all cards with the gloss medium using a different Chakra stencil. Set aside to dry until the gloss medium is completely clear. I use this drying wait time to clean my stencils thoroughly.
After the medium was bone dry, I brushed on titanium buff and titanium white acrylic paint over the entire card.
When the paint is just dry enough to touch, use a baby wipe to gently remove the white paint from the chakra to reveal the color underneath. Do this step with all cards so all color is removed off the gloss medium area. Touch up areas on the card if some of the paint was removed from around the chakra.
I inserted antique brass eyelets and connected the chakra cards with antique jump rings. You can also use ribbon or thread to connect the cards.
Once all the cards were connected I mixed a wash of Splash Ink and brushed it over the cards and wiped off the excess color for an antique look.
Here is the finished banner hanging on my bedroom wall next to my mirror. I plan to use it every morning during meditation to start the day and when I travel, I can fold it up and take it with me. Namaste :-)
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