I created this card for the Messy, Mixed and Joyful challenge for October 1st.
I watched several videos on texture paste, check out the MMJ07 challenge. I'm new to pastes and stencils, so I wanted to see a variety of ways to use it.
I used a fern brass stencil and paste to create my background. When it was dry, I applied greens and bronze watercolors over it with a brush. I also added some shimmering watercolor.
I used a stencil and texture paste to create my acorn and oak leaves. When it was dry, I added copper embossing powder and heat set it, which made it puff up a bit. (If you don't let the paste dry completely, you'll get a lot of bubbles and puffiness, which could be cool too.) I added some brown watercolor to the acorn caps.
I used a brick stencil to add brown ink to the bottom of the panel. I stamped "Escape" onto panel. Which I think many of us would like to do with 2020.
I added some glittery ribbon, a strip of open weave brass-colored ribbon and some brown "fuzzy" threads. I had several containers of threads and ribbons scattered across the floor and experimented with many different ones before choosing these 3. What a mess!
Next, I added 3 round brads and a dragonfly brad. I glued down my acorns and leaves.
I thought I was done, but it needed more...always have to have some extra sparkle! I added some gold Stickles glitter to my fern. Now, I'm done...nope...I had to splatter some ink over the whole thing. (Including my wall, table and everything else...no time to get a box. LOL)
That's it...I think. tfl
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 GMT Views: 848
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
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Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 2:26 PM
Wholly molly this is absolutely gorgeous. The mixed media BG is incredible, the embellishing is beautifully laid out and the colors are so eye catching. I am in awe of the talent on this card. Thank you so much for playing along and bringing this beauty to the gallery.
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Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 11:45 PM
I was looking at this last night and loving it. The texture in the fern, the wonderful colours. I find it hard to believe that the acorn and oak leaves are also paste, even though I've done the embossing thing. I couldn't find my copper ep the other day. I think this should be framed in a shadowbox.
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Thu, Oct 01, 2020 @ 11:55 PM
Oh Gracie I saw this beauty on the MMJ thread but in the thumbnail it looked gorgeous but wow oh wow on here. Fav’d. It is absolutely incredible. Full of yumminess. You nailed your challenge and I am motivated to try and do something with my pastes. TFS and for the challenge. Hugs
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