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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Textured Art Block (by Julie)

Hello, thanks for popping in. My project for today is using the  Rustic Fragment stamps along with the new wooden Art Blocks that have recently been introduced to the website.

I started by spreading Pearl, Soft Form Relief Paste over the top of the large basket weave and large mesh stamps. These need to be left to dry for about a day. You can speed up the time by putting them in an airing cupboard but that will still take about 12 hours. Once dry, peel the relief paste from the stamps and colour with alcohol ink and gilding wax. 
After painting the Art Block with cream acrylic and adding a stamped Fragment background, I rolled out some white polymer clay to a thickness of about 4 mm and then placed some Gold Leaf over the top. Next take your chosen texture stamp and stamp directly onto the Gold Leaf and polymer clay. You do not need to spritz with water as the Gold Leaf acts as the release agent from the stamp.
Use a cookie cutter to cut your shapes and then oven bake. Once baked you can colour the edges with alcohol ink.
To finish off I edged the block with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my Art Block xx


  1. Fabulous texture, beautiful artwork, Julie

  2. This is gorgeous Julie and love the idea of using the relief paste on the stamp and then placing the pretty polymer clay embellishments on top. x

  3. Amazing work Julie, the textures are fab and I love the brilliant clay embellishments and colours, Kate x

  4. Love this. The layering is gorgeous. I wish I had your talent.

  5. Love the textures used here

  6. awesome work - brilliant xx

  7. Thank you for the lovely comments, they are very much appreciated xx


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