A noticeable trend in the crafting world at the moment is the ongoing quest to find alternative ways of using existing products. As I'm sure many of you are familiar with using your inks and sprays through stencils it seemed appropriate to tackle a twist on texture paste. Maybe it's down to the legacy of all those Hugenot silk weaving ancestors in my family history that I have a passion for old fabrics, and damask in particular. So how can this be replicated with paper, ink and paste?
Start with Coredinations Kraft Core and part of a technique from the talented Tim Holtz. Spray the kraft side with Ink Refresher and rub it into the card until fully absorbed. The idea is the fibres in the card will absorb it and become more flexible, making it easier to scrunch up and giving it the appearance of suede. When dry turn it over to the non-kraft side and sand lightly to reveal those wrinkles.
To fulfil a special card order and keep this elegant I decided to keep it simple when putting this together.
Linda stocks the most fabulous straight edged doily paper rolls which, if applied to card and covered in Picket Fence Distress Paint and Antique Linen Distress Stain, give the look of aged plasterwork. Use the same Distress Stain on some seam binding to cover the join between the two textured pieces.
You can see from this photo how the Pigment Powders add a subtle shimmer to the surface of the paste. Compliment this with your choice of matting and layering card. The sanded wrinkles in the kraft card also make a huge difference (it really doesn't look as vintage without them).
Simple vellum leaf stems, Distress Glitter blooms with pearl centres and a Simple Saying completed the card. As an alternative you could choose some of the fabulous Prima embellishments or some rhinestone glamour, both available in The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I promise to show you what became of that 'mop up' tag in the not too distant future. In the meantime don't forget that 15% discount on the wide range of competitively priced stencils at The Funkie Junkie Boutique this coming week (note - does not apply to pre-orders or stencil bundles). And if you do give this a go why not enter it for our current challenge, 'Stencils and texture'!
Have a fabulous weekend. Jenny x