Monday, July 25, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add Some Texture





Happy Monday, Everyone! This week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge our theme is Add Some Texture. This is a really fun challenge as there are so many ways to add texture to a mixed media project. I love to add texture paste and dimensional pieces but it's really fun to experiment with textiles too. I've added some burlap string and shredded burlap to my mixed media panel. I hope you enjoy seeing the process and join us in the fun by creating your very own project and adding some texture.

Here is my "Imagination" mixed media panel:






I started with a 6" x 8" white chipboard panel and covered the entire piece with Dina Wakley White Gesso. I them let that completely dry. When the first coat of gesso was complete dry, I sprinkled on Paper Artsy Blackcurrant, Orange County and Lemoncello Infusions Pigment Powder. I then brushed over the sprinkled powder with more white gesso. This spreads the pigment powder over my entire panel giving it a woodgrain look.





When the first application of Infusions is completely dry, I sprinkle on more of the powders in all three colors. I gently spritz the powder with a Distress Sprayer making sure not to spray on the water but to pull the spray handle half way and let the water release onto it the panel in droplets.





When the Infusions are completely dry, I add my first layer of texture to my panel. I added the Tim Holtz Mini Numeric Stencil to the top and bottom of my panel with Ranger Texture Paste.





When the texture paste is completely dry, I lightly drew over the textured numbers with a Vintage Photo Distress Crayon. I sprayed some water over the colored areas and rubbed the crayon into the crevices of the stenciled area.





I wanted to add more color onto my background so I spritzed on some Picked Raspberry Distress Marker onto my panel using the Distress Spritzer. This is a wonderful tool and so under appreciated. It sprays on the most beautiful little spritzed color and is so much fun to use. It is definitely a tool you should add to your mixed media tool box. I highly recommend it.





To add a little bit more interest and color to my background I added the Darkroom Door Postcard stamp in Fern Green Archival Ink. I then inked the edged with the same ink.






I begin working on some of the elements for my project and begin cutting two of the Tim Holtz Lattice Framework pieces. I cover them with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint by pouncing on the paint with the dabber. If you have the flip top paints, just put a little of the paint onto your craft sheet and pick up a small amount of paint with a mini blending tool and do the same. For the next step, the paint must be COMPLETELY dry or the technique will not work.





When the paint was completely dry on the lattice pieces, I cut them apart and brushed over the entire pieces with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint. In a few areas spritz on some water and in other areas let the water pool. Wait about 15 seconds (do not let the antique bronze paint completely dry). Place a piece of paper towel over the lattice pieces allowing the paper towel to soak up some of the paint. Quickly PEEL off the paper towel (from top to bottom or bottom to top) and viola, you will have a distress metal look left behind.





I added some May Arts Pink Burlap String by intertwining it to one of the lattice pieces. This will add another type of texture to my project.





I begin working on my main focal point which is the Tim Holtz Layered Dragonfly. I cut out the dragonfly from Strathmore Watercolor Paper and begin adding layers of color started with the Peeled Paint Distress Marker. I brushed some of the marker onto my craft sheet and picked it up with a Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush Pen.










I add more depth and darker colors with the Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons.





I spritz on more color with the Distress Spritzer and Peeled Paint Distress Marker.





I wanted to add some stamping to the body of the dragonfly and chose one of the stamps from the IndigoBlu Tasty Textures stamp set and stamped that on with Potting Soil Archival Ink. I covered the wings with two post-it notepad sheets so I wouldn't get any stamped inking on the wings.





I brushed on Ranger Multi Matte Medium to the wings and sprinkled on Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter for some texture and sparkle. I also added Prima Black Micro Beads to the body of the dragonfly adhering them with the same multi matte medium. 





When the glitter was completely dry, I brushed on some Peeled Paint Distress Stain one set wings closest to the dragonfly's body and spritzed it with water. I then immediately tipped the wings downward so the stain would run down the wings. I did the same thing to the other set of wings on the other side of the dragonfly's body. 






I wanted to add some greenery to my project and used Tim Holtz Garden Greens to cut three different pieces using three different colors of card stock. I inked the edges of each with Potting Soil Archival Ink.


I added some Prima flowers from my stash and some torn cardboard card stock inked with Potting Soil Archival Ink. My sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker set.

Here again is my final "Imagination" mixed media panel:




I hoped you enjoyed seeing the process I used for my background and some of the elements on my panel. Adding texture to any mixed media project gives it so much interest. Please join us in all the fun and add your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.






27 comments:

  1. Your piece is beautiful. The Layered Dragonfly is perfect over the textured background. Pink and brown together always speak to my heart!

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    1. Thank you, Paula! Pink and brown are one of my favorites too. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your sweet comment. I really appreciate it!!

      Cathie ♥

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  2. Fabulous panel Cathie, I love how you made the background and the twine detail is very clever, the dragonfly is beautiful and I love all of the details, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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    1. Thank you so much, Lols.

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  3. That is so beautiful. Thank you for going through all the steps, especially on the dragonfly. I love it.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Lucy, and you're welcome. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the steps for the dragonfly. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet comments.

      Cathie ♥

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  4. Stunning canvas Cathie! Love your palette, pink isn't easy for me, you've used this color in a wonderful way! The dragonfly is superb, love so much the microbeads you've added! Barbara

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara!

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  5. Stunning canvas Cathie! Love your palette, pink isn't easy for me, you've used this color in a wonderful way! The dragonfly is superb, love so much the microbeads you've added! Barbara

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Cathie! What a stunningly vintage feel to this piece. I love the dragonfly with the distress crayons. And all of the fibers and Texture. Wow! Thanks for the inspiration. Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed my project and thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet comments.

      Cathie ♥

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  7. Beautiful project! Love all the texture, the wonderful use of colour and everything about it. Thank you for sharing how you created it too Karen x

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet comment.

      Cathie ♥

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  8. What a pretty project! I love seeing how you made the background! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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    1. Thank you so much, Steph!

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  9. Cathie, what a wonderful and textural piece! I love the greens and pinks you went with. That dragonfly is awesome, and great idea with the threads. The pink flowers are just so pretty - love the imagination!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the textures, colors and all the fancy details! Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial!
    Sherrie K

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherrie, and thank you for leaving me such sweet comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

      Cathie ♥

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  11. Your creation is awesome, Cathie. Love all the beautiful colors and details.. :)

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    1. Thank you, Meihsia!

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  12. stunning project Cathie...so much texture and beautiful detail...love the Infusions background and your dragonfly is stunning...hugs kath xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Kath!

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  13. I am so happy my infusions are on their way! Can't wait to use them hoping I could get so perfect results as you got on your background! It's just breathtaking! Absolutely love the colors. Hugs, Marzena

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    1. Thanks, Macarena! You're going to love the Infusions, there are so many way to use them and I can't wait to see what you create. I know it will be awesome.

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  14. This is beautiful Cathie! There is so much texture and wonderful detail to feast your eyes on and I love the infusions background, they really do create such stunning effects! Gorgeous work, as always... <3

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