Friday, 18 May 2018
Snippets Week #7 Finale ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you have lovely plans for this coming weekend. I’m sharing my final Snippets Week post today, thank goodness, lol, as I have a few non snippets projects I want to share with you soon. Here is my part one of my final snippets project …
Red 1 & Red 2
Red 1: Applied a layer of white gesso then red acrylic paint using a baby wipe. Once dry I used Versafine ink pad to ink some areas of the La Blanche text background stamp and added stamped detail onto both cards. I didn’t completely cover the background with the stamp as I was attempting a distressed finish. I dried the ink then I popped a stencil over and used acrylic paint and a foam pad to apply paint through the stencil, again I tried not to be too perfect with my stencilling. I removed the stencil and put the card to one side to dry.
Red 2: Applied a layer of white gesso then red acrylic paint using a baby wipe. Once dry I used Versafine ink pad to ink some areas of the La Blanche text background stamp and added stamped detail onto both cards. I didn’t completely cover the background with the stamp as I was attempting a distressed finish. I dried the ink and then I put the postcard face down onto the stencil removed from Red 1 to monoprint some detail. It picked up some of the detail but not all which adds to the distressed look. I wanted more texture on my second postcard so I grabbed another stencil and a pot of texture paste and added semi transparent bubbles.
Here is part two of my week of snippets finale project my rusty postcards ...
Rusty 1: I applied a layer of white gesso to a postcard and left to dry. It was then coloured with watercolour paints and splashes of distress re-inkers were splattered onto the postcard. I adhered a torn out stencilled flower and once dry I used Versamark IP and Chunky Rust embossing powder to spread rust across the postcard. I randomly added bronze crackle paste to the opposite corner.
Rusty 2: I applied a layer of white gesso to the postcard and left to dry. I put the stencil in position and then added a fairly thick layer of Pebeo texture paste. Once dry I coloured the background with an acrylic paint wash and then positioned the stencil in place and coloured the flowers and leaves with acrylic paints. I left the postcard to dry and the next day I started playing with acrylics paints and Prima powder to create a rust like paint that I applied to the postcard.
Rusty 3: I applied a layer of white gesso to the postcard and left to dry. I then used acrylic paints to completely cover the postcard. Once the acrylic paint was dry I positioned a stencil and added texture paste. I removed the stencil and added the Chunky Rust texture powder over the top and I put the postcard aside for 24 hours so that the texture paste would dry. The next day I heated the texture paste and Chunky Rust to create a lovely textured background.
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Inky Mess Challenge #20 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#12 Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper Challenge Backgrounds
I get postcard sized white card in with some of the embellishments and supplies that I purchase and I’ve decided that rather than recylcing in the waste bin I would re-use those postcards to create textured postcards which I will keep so that I have a visual record of products and supplies and how they work together. Over time I will add more to these as I become a bit more confident with the supplies and start using and experimenting with them more. I also regularly end up with a left over snippet of white card just about A6 or slightly smaller in size left over from my other projects and I am also going to use them to create my texture postcards. I have punched a hole in the postcards so that I can keep them together and I’m using a large ring to do that.
On the back of each postcard I will list the products and tools that I have used and if necessary a quick explanation of how I created the look. My stack of postcards has seriously grown over the last couple of weeks as I keep trying out new products and I need to see what it looks like and how it reacts and I don’t feel guilty if I end up throwing out a piece of packaging because my what if moment didn’t work lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Tim Holtz CMS241 Ledger Script cling stamp set
Artistic Flair A4 Craft Stencil: 297 Script
That’s Crafty TC063 Dinky stencil: Bubbly All Over
Stamplorations stencil: Happy Flowers
Tim Holtz THS077 stencil: Floral
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; recycled postcards
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tuxedo Black Versafine IP
DecoArt MM Fluid: Buff; Red
Pebeo acrylic paints: blue, brown, green, grey, red, yellow
Viva Decor Croco Crackling paint: Bronze
Distress re-inker: picked raspberry
Pebeo white gesso
Pebeo white texture paste
Prima texture powder
Ranger transparent matt texture paste
Dreamweaver embossing paste: pearl
Emerald Creek & Seth Apter’s Baked Texture: Chunky Rust