*Edit~ this started as one post but I split the projects up to individual posts so I could enter both projects into the challenge. 3.18.18
Hello friends, it has been awhile, sorry. I had been playing around with some canvas paintings and I don’t feel strong enough to share those here, yet. I needed to take a break from them and get back to what I have the most experience in, paper 😉 And just my luck, Frilly and Funkie blog had a fun challenge going on ‘Knock on Wood’ here is what Suzz had to say …
“Hi There! Suzz here with the next challenge! I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch”.
I actually ended up doing two projects because I had so much on my desk and wanted to use up as much as I could. Hopefully one of them will inspire you to get out some of your wood stash.
Gather up some supplies…. The first photo shows some of my stash, I collected items that were organic and in the same natural color palate. Works best for me if I pull a bunch of items out and start gluing. Second picture shows a very early arrangement of embellishments and potential items for the panels. The panels are 6″ x 6″ cardboard pieces that I ripped some of the top paper off, I then glued some scrap papers I had with the main portion covered in the 6 x 6 Wallflower Paper Stash Vellum edition. I randomly painted the backsides so portions of the images would pop.
That is it for process pictures, sorry, but I will chat about different areas with the close up shots.
I took a vintage zipper and sandwiched it between soft pale Bazzil card-stock and the vellum square. I then ran it trough my sewing machine, after cut through both layers of paper seperatly. I opened up the zipper about 3/4’s of the way down.
I die cut the words out of the pink cardstock, lightly inked with DI Vintage Photo, spritzed with Lindy’s Icy Primrose Gold (which you can see splattered over all three panels~ the sparkle it adds on the vellum is gorgeous!). These Prima flowers started out as a pretty bright pink but with a little inking they toned town really quick. The sticks of cream flowers are by Petaloo.
The butterfly was from a packet of die cuts by (I believe) K & Co, they are really old and I originally got them from my local dollar stores to use as masks with a gel plate. Anyway, I used a palette knife and applied some Tim Holtz Distress paint in Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap and just a smidge of Vintage Photo.I did the same with a fragment of a wooden clock die cut I had in my stash.
I had been cleaning up my work surface with a piece of cheese cloth that was eventually worked into all three panels. I love the texture that it adds. The brick texture on panel 2 & 3 were done with a TCW stencil, Ranger texture paste and a mix of Seth Apter’s dirty sand and ancient amber. Love those new Baked Texture embossing powders!
You can see what this wood frame started out as, after a few layers this is the end result 😉 I used a palette knife and applied texture paste that had TH vintage photo paint added to it. once dry, I added VP stain into the low areas, dripped a little Icy Primrose Gold and then applied Spun Sugar to raised areas with my finger. I really LOVE how it turned out.
The above pic is great shot to point out how painting the backside of the vellum can really add depth… Look right above the word Love and you can see some of the writing from the base piece of paper popping through. In real viewing this is really noticeable.
I don’t work with vellum all that often due to believing it was so frail but it really held up to folder embossing, folding and sanding. It gave a unique edge that I found very pleasing.
Thank you for visiting, comments are always appreciated and have a superb day!