Another new month! heavens where did March go to! As it is a new month we have a new monthly challenge theme at Country View Challenges which I am sure you will love
I have decided to interpret this fabulous challenge by learning two new techniques for my DT projects.
And here is the first …………
I have no idea what you might call the technique but ever since I saw Stephenie Leykauf's tutorial on Simon Stays Stamp Blog I just wanted to give it a go.
First of all I ran my tag through the Cuttlebug with the fabulous Sissix Ornate Embossing Folder. I then painted the whole tag with Gesso - Stephenie uses another medium, but I found this worked just as well.
Then Distress Paints were layered onto the tag with a palette knife. My first layer was Bundled Sage, then Broken China and finally Chipped Sapphire. I love how the colours blend on the embossed surface, quite haphazardly due to the palette knife. I did add a little bit of gesso (again with the palette knife) to tone it down a bit at the very end.
As the tag was quite "busy" with colour I kept my embellishments light and used natural tones.
The flowers were made using the Stampin Up Pansy Punch (5 petals) and white card stock.
I sprayed the flowers with water and scrunched them up in the usual way, but once they were dried I rolled the edges with a knitting needle, some curled over and others curled under.
I stuck three layers together and then added these fabulous bunched stamens - a recent purchase from an online millinery store HERE.
A small wooden button and some hemp just finishes off the top of the tag.
I shall certainly be having another go at this embossing/paint technique once I get some more Distress Paint colours!
I do hope you will join us at Country View Challenges for our challenge. We have all interpreted the theme in quite different ways, so do hop over and have a look at today's reveal pieces from the DT and then of course there will be plenty of other inspirational pieces through the month as well.
Thanks for visiting.