Tuesday, 31 December 2013

How does your garden grow - with grunge paste of course!

following watching Leandra's video on sanding back Tinted Grunge paste I had a go with the following ingredients:

6X6 Canvas board, base coated in Fresco Finish Concrete with Nougat swiped through to warm it up.  I then selected the stencil which is Butterfly Meadow from the Crafters Workshop range.  I tinted my GP with Toad Hall, Guacamole and Bora Bora and coloured the flowers and grasses in, I then mixed what tinted GP was left and added Mud Splat to make the butterflies and dragonflies look as though they were in relief.  I dried this and sanded it back (a butterfly and dragonfly weren't entirely dry at first swipe with sanding block even though they felt warm after drying!)

I then used Beach Hut and Inky Pool on a wet baby wipe to make the sky area more dense in colour and used Limelight and Inky Pool for the meadow floor.  I then used Mini 30 with a Blue Versafine to stamp in the hand and blended this back a bit more to give the sky more interest.  I then stamped the sentiment from ELB3 to finish it off.



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16 comments:

Helen said...

This looks fabulous, Jax!

Hazel Agnew said...

Really love it Jax. Nice combo of colours and using GP to do butterflies works ace. Award yourself a sticker, xx

sam21ski said...

Indeed it does - this looks fabulous

Sam xxx

Linda Jones said...

Love it Jacqui!

massofhair said...

Beautiful combo of colours, fab textures & a stunning outcome:-)

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Looks awesome jax!! Love it and my fave colours too!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Beautiful canvas! I love this effect. Julie Ann xx

Trish said...

Oh that is so lovely!

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful, the colours look great.

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

Nice and lots of texture. Happy New Year, cheers, Veronica

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely pretty card for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 76: anything goes - hope to see you again soon - Hazel, DT x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous canvas,beautiful colours.

Barbara Godden said...

beautiful card, love the simplicity of it. Thanks for playing along with us at the cheerful Stamp Pad for the ATG challenge.

Craftyfield said...

Delicious textures and colours!

Deborah Adams said...

This is really pretty, I like the colors and the image is so nice and serene. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge
Deborah ACC DT

sparklingblackrose said...

A really gorgeous creation :-) Thank you so much for joining our All Crafts challenge-hope to see you join us again soon :-) Elaine-xxx-