Welcome back to Our Creative Corner!
Being this month's challenge host of our "No More Shopping Sins!" challenge, I have also the great pleasure to introduce to you our Guest Designer for January......
Trace Metcalfe from inkypinkycraft
Welcome to Our Creative Corner, Trace, we hope you enjoy being here as much as we enjoy having you with us!
Well to say I am thrilled to have been asked to be a Guest Designer is an understatement. Some time out from blogland meant this was later than planned, but thanks for your patience ladies xx
So here I am and Claudia's theme this month is 'No more Shopping Sins' - using some much loved but never used piece of stash.
Now I am a huge fan of Mr Tim Holtz and adore so many of his gorgeous goodies, from stamps to idea-ology and of course, the amazing Distress range. So I do have a teensy habit of acquiring lots of his goodies and then feeling they are almost too nice to play with. So my stashed item, much loved but never used, is the new burlap panels...
I have chosen some of my much loved and very well used Steampunk style stamps from Tim Holtz, some designed by Brett Weldele, lots of scrummy idea-ology, distress paints and got playing.
All 3 panels are done in a similar way and are actually fairly simple.
I started by adding some Distress Paints in Pumice Stone, Picket Fence and Black Soot to the base of the burlap panels...these are so fab as the backs are solid allowing none of that caving in that can occur with stretched canvas pieces. I added water and heat dried allowing the paints to do their magic.
I then added some strips of tissue tape.
Now for the designs on the top. I created some textured pieces, using metal foil tape which was stuck to card and embossed and the distressed using Black Soot distress paint. I tore the edges as I like the effect. Hopefully you can see it peaking out behind this fab steampunk gent!
This was completed in same way as Panel 1.
Here the image was stamped and colour added using Distress Ink, with colour removed from the gents faces using a waterbrush.