Hello everyone. Today we have a new challenge at Frilly and Funky, presented by Sue. Here’s what she has to say about the Stencil and Texture Challenge… Stencils have become a firm favourite of mine and are really popular in the crafting world now. So, for this challenge let’s see you use your stencils on your projects but also lets see some texture too ! This can be embossing, texture paste or even fabric. Have fun !
I began with a rectangle of cardboard and a layer of modeling paste applied with a palette knife. I smoothed it out, without being too fussy about little irregularities. I set it aside for about 15 minutes.. just long enough for a thin ‘skin’ of dry paste to form on the surface. Using a stamp with a design of flourishes, I misted the stamp before impressing it into the modeling paste. It helped the stamp to release from the surface. I repeated this technique for the sentiment stamp as well…
The next step was to add color with Gelatos, then spritz the surface with a mist of water and brush the colors around and into each other as desired. A second and (I think…) perhaps a third layer of color was applied to the damp surface. The panel was set aside to dry. The sentiment area was given a treatment of Inca Gold in old gold and then silver. It was buffed with a cloth and then some black gelato was rubbed onto my craft mat, and picked up with a wet brush before being applied to the sentiment. A cloth was held ready to pick up the excess black, around the lettering. I left the irregular lettering, rather than painting in the lettering in places where the stamping was shallow and/or the black was removed from the indentations. For this free-flowing piece, I liked those irregularities!…
It was my intention to use the cardboard panel as is, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to pull the surface from the corrugations underneath! The two panels were layered as you see them and then adhered and mounted onto a kraft card stock base. Using chalks, stenciled swirls and dots were added to the card base and also to the panel, with three colors. A triple looped bow in an ombréd organza ribbon was added along with the pearl brad…
The final touches were some hand drawn gilt edges and hand dyed cheesecloth, tucked under two edges.
Once again, I am now short on time! Once my creative pump has been primed and I would so love to play with other stenciling and texture ideas! I hope to see your creations for this challenge!
((hugs)) and Blessings,
p.s. This project is also being entered into these challenges;
Simon Says~ paste
As You Like It~ fav 3-D texture and why (paste, cause I can stamp it, color it and stencil it!)
Ruby’s Rainbow~ texture (everywhere!)