Tuesday 12 January 2016

Welcome to 2016

Looking forward to lots of creativity in 2016.

Stencilling with Texture, Crackle & Black Embossing Paste, 

I decided to cover a 'boring' plain Notebook & an alphabetical Address Book for use in our study.

The alphabetical pages will allow me to list all those log in details for social media and other sites. 
I wanted to dress them up so they are always easy to find in our office.

To give them a masculine feel I decided to use techniques I learnt at a Finnabair Workshop at 'Hobby Sew' in Echuca last November.


Black Gesso was applied to the outside surfaces with a paint brush & allowed to dry.

Tim Holtz Stencils were used with Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste randomly across the surface of the larger book.    
Tim Holtz & Prima Finnabair Stencils were used with Wendy Vecchi crackled texture paste on the smaller notebook.
Other paper die cuts were added with 3D matte gel from Finnabair Art Basics & extra texture added with Prima Art extravagance snowflake paste (which has a grit & glitter mixed in it) applied with a palette knife.

Once dry all of the texture on these covers was highlighted by dry brushing with Silks Acrylic Glazes & Mica powders from Prima Art Ingredients & Primary Elements from Luminarte.
Colours such as Nutmeg, Rust, Autumn skies, Emperor's Gold, Forest Green, Teal zircon were applied.

The effect is subtle but almost metallic to look at.  I can't stop touching the texture.


 Close up of the crackle circles & the surfaces.  Hope you try this out too.  


I am entering this project in the 

January 11th 2016


1 comment:

  1. Such a fabulous creation! Love the great textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)