Monday, 18 February 2013

At the movies - Helen Chilton

Hope you had a great weekend :-)
Helen Chilton is back with us today for the first project of our "movie" week. With the Oscars and all the movie festivals coming up, we thought we would have our own movie time. 
So for those who are actually reading my daily chatter (lol), let me know in a comment below... what is the latest movie you watched at the cinema? and how did you like it?
But before you do this, take a look at Helen's step by step for this chunky canvas, which I must say is my all time favourite of hers ;)

For this theme I've chosen a well known classic film: Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". It was the two sets of Crafty Individuals stamps with crows that made me think of it.

1.Prep the canvas with the white snowflake paint and then paint over with the Stone and Mulch paints.

2.Put the tree stencil on the canvas and paint over with a lighter mix of Stone and white. Move tree stencil down to extend the tree trunks. 

3.Your Canvas now looks like this.

4.Place the tree stencil back on and overlay with the circles. Paint in a sun with Butternut and a touch of Pumpkin Soup. 

5.Replace the tree stencil and stamp a selection of smaller birds through the branches in black.

6.Paint some card with the Butternut paint and die cut the letters for the film title. Paint some card in Stone and die cut the name Hitchcock using a different font. Cut same letters in black to add shadows.

7.Stamp lots of the crows in black, add colour using the Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce inkpads and cut out.

8.Stick to the canvas curling the wings slightly. 

9.Die cut some filmstrips in black and stick round edges.

Finished project

Stamps used: 
Crafty Individuals: 
Other Materials
StazOn inkpad: Jet Black
Distress inkpads: Pumice Stone; Iced Spruce
PaperArtsy Fresco paints: Snowflake; Butternut; Pumpkin Soup
Sizzix Decorative strip dies: Filmstrip Frames; Chip block; Alphabetical
Crafters Workshop 6x6 templates: Basic Circles; Branches

See you tomorrow


  1. A subdued palette for you, Helen, but fantastic, as always.

    Last film I went to see - Tarantino's Django Unchained. Loved it!

  2. Fantastic and so inspiring

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. That's a bit spooky. Great canvas

  4. Wonderful work, beautiful elements...

  5. Fantastic canvas Helen and great film choice this film scared me to death when I watched it for the first time in the '70's nearly as much as his Pyscho film!!!!

    last movie I watched at the cinema was Toy story with my grandson ;-0


  6. Just love this one. Really fantastic.

  7. Gorgeous project, love it! Hugs Frea

  8. Helen,
    Love love the canvas, the movie not so much scared me to death. LOL The last movie I saw in the theater was War Horse and it was OK should have more horse in it though.

  9. Brilliant ! Where do you get all your ideas from Helen ? You continue to amaze, thanks !

  10. Very creative use of your stencils and stamps. Love it.

  11. The last time I went to the theater it was to see Passion of the Christ, lol, quite a few years ago. It was a wonderful movie, but had my teen son with me and he was so distressed it was hard for me to stay in the moment.

  12. WONZA !!! I'm late blog hopping, but it's a really stunning and wonderful canvas !.. And for your question Izzy, the last (great) film I saw is "Incendies". Hugs, coco xx


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