Hello everyone, this month on the Design Team, we are exploring texture. It can be in a variety of ways, using stencils, stamps, patterns, layers, but as long as it represents texture in some way. I knew that I wanted to create this piece as my first project, as it incorporated lots of my favourite things.
With a free rein this month, I decided to create a
project using one of my all time favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps. I
have used this stamp so many times over the years, and I decided to make
it the focal part of my design. I covered a Tando plaque with a very
thin layer of texture paste, I spritzed my poppy
stamp with water, and pressed the stamp into the texture paste. I also
used a small texture stamp from the Tangled Fragments stamp set around
covered a square canvas with gesso, and dried this completely. Using
texture paste, I added some poppy heads to the canvas with a stencil. I
let the canvas dry completely. I then took One of the Gold Aztec Paints, and poured
out two large blobs onto my non-stick craft mat. I added Vermillion
Brusho to one blob, and Sea Green to the other blob. I painted the
canvas using the paints, half red, half green, blending wherever they
met. I also painted the Tando plaque, using mostly green, but added a
small amount of red around the edges.
Once both of the
pieces were dry, I added some stamping to the canvas, using a
corresponding stamp from the Harlequin Fragments stamp set, using red
and green ink. I added some gilding wax to the textured areas
on both pieces, and edged both pieces with Gold Soft Form Relief Paste.
This makes a super edging, as it is very easy to apply.
I added some pretty green/grey lace to the canvas before attaching the Tando plaque. Finally I added a quote from the Words of Wisdom stamp set, using Black Archival Ink. My first photo shows the texture of the panel quite well.
I will be back later in the month with another texture piece to share. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx