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Saturday 14 June 2014

CC3C challenge 4 -Texture paste and Masks

Before I chat about this challenge I want to share with you the winner of the last challenge, The rogue Stamper, Laurie Y created an amazing gazebo you just want to chill out in and the honorable mention went to a clever clever crafter who created an image right out of one of my fav fairy tails.  The owner of the yaya scrap and more blog made the rose from Beauty and the Beast, Genius.  Go take a look at these awesome creations it is well worth your time.

Challenge four, hosted by Linda Ledbetter and the awesome Curiosity Crew, is all about using texture paste and layering masks,  turn to page 49 of Mr Holtz's Compendium  of Curiosities book 3 for his tuition.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique are again sponsoring this round.  I had great fun experimenting with this medium and now think I have a better understanding now of how to best use masks, both with the paste and also with ink.  As fathers day is here, and I am never ahead of the card preparedness game ;) I created this with my dad in mind.

The first time I have used this type of crafting style #lovemixingitup ;)
I have only used texture paste once before on the Chest of drawers I made for my daughter which I posted previously .  Rather than just rush in (I often cant help myself) I got some tags out and had a good play around. It took me a few attempts to get a good technique going, one I felt was producing the kind of image I wanted.  I definitely recommend using masking tape, I usually don't bother if I'm using masks with ink, however, in order to get sharp, crisp lines with the paste the mask does need to be held firmly in place at all times. I used, the bubble, ray and heart masks (other stores are available ;)).
Practice makes perfect...ish
I also wanted to practice which inky technique I wanted to use.  I wanted to use sun colours, and heart colours and sea colours and grass colours... well why not purple too so rainbow it was.  I decided to use some ripped pieces of paper to create a texture effect with my inks and layers of varying depth of colour.  I used, mowed lawn, pine needles, honey mustard, squeezed lemonade, barn door, chipped sapphire, broken china and seedless preserves, Oh I do love the names.  I spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool.  I was most pleased with this practice run so used it as a kind of map for the real deal ;)  I am always amazed at how many colours you can create with a few distress inks.
Paint the whole world with a......

I used two "with love" die cuts.  I had only intended to use one, the plan was to use a resist technique by embossing with clear powder.  I wasn't happy with this look though so chopped another one up and used silicone glue on the individual letter and attached them. I do like the height it gives, best laid mistakes...

I then used gold acrylic paint on the frame and heat embossed, lovely bubbly, literally.  I ripped up the frame to fit inside the lovely texture paste and added some embellies.

Fish made with bakers twine

Some lovely brass leaves and washi tape

A brass cog hung from a safety pin and silicon glue of course

Some more brass in the shape of a heart, washi tape/  a good shot of the texture paste too
I hope my Dad likes  his Card, I have more plans for this type of crafting as I loved this process.  The only downside is I have a party to go to and am not sure my fingers will be inky free...


  1. Thank you for your visit and kind comments on my Truth meets Tim canvas. I would happily post you some coffee, though I do find that they do it just right, I never get the same flavour when I make it at home. Good luck with your outing tomorrow, Sometimes one has to make choices, knowing the consequences, but they are worth it if that is what you WANT to do. The memories will live on and the pain will fade in time.

  2. PS: I really love all the colours you have used in this card and the layers are fabulous.

  3. Cheerful, vibrant art! I believe in love and I LoVe it that you've featured these words. Thanks for joining us for CC3C!

  4. OH MY WORD!!! Your photographs show the texture perfectly! LOVE the stencils and colors you used for this gorgeous card, AND your other tag backgrounds are fabulous too! Thanks so much for joining in on our texture challenge this time at CC3Challenge!!!

  5. Thank you ladies :) Belinda you are so right, the pain does go and the memories of seeing my daughters enjoying themselves so much was well worth it, I watched them more than the 1d boys lol. Loving the love Cheryl, got the Beatles "I believe in love dad dad dada da" stuck in my head now ;) Anita my littley takes the photos for me, she is chuffed that you mentioned them, Thanks you :)


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