Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DT Project 2 by Astrid featuring

Kaisercraft Basecoat Collection

Hello everyone and I am so happy you came to visit today. As you may know already, the paper collection we are featuring this month is full of wonderful amazing textures, you could use them just as they are. BUT one of my latest addictions is playing  and creating with textures and texture paste, so I wanted to see how I could combine the two together, - here is the result:
I started with a piece of 12 x 12 packaging card I had flying around the floor of my craft space (I know, I know, I am very messy). I covered it with two coats of Gesso and when dry tore up random bits of the papers (in fact I used the front and the back of the same paper, "Bricks" and a few bits of the "Concrete" paper, left over from my previous project) I put a very watered down wash of Gesso over them to blend them together a bit and then started to add thick texture past around it with my fingers, trying to create a kind of stucco effect.


Next came some stamping, I added two of the wonderful Kaisercraft Texture Stamps Texture 36 and Texture Botanical in Black Archival on opposite ends of my piece.

I also added a few torn bits of Tim Holtz tissue wrap, to fill up some of the blank spaces.
At this stage it was all a bit bland, so out came the Dylusions Sprays, Vibrant Turquoise and Melted Chocolate. First I covered the papers with some wet baby wipes and then I sprayed randomly over the textured bits and did a bit of dabing with some kitchen roll.
The little heart in the center was made from Sculpey clay, stamped with a little butterfly stamp from my stash and then baked and coloured with some Treasure Gold and Black Paint Dabber. Finally, the text was computer generated and added using some foam mounting squares.


Well, hope you like my bit of paper play.


 I am going to be back with one more crafty project on Saturday and hope to see you then

19 comments:

butterfly said...

Delicious... I love the textured "stucco", and the wonderful clay heart - and, as I said, I need to get out the stamps again and play as soon as I get home - great inspiration, thank you!
Alison x

EELS said...

Yes there's lots of inspiration here, haven't used texture paste yet mainly because I don't have any! I esp like the little torn edges and heart.
Cheers,
Elaine

craftimamma said...

Another fabulous piece of work Astrid. The stucco effect has worked brilliantly and I love the stamping. Love that Vibrant Turquoise!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Elly said...

I just love the complete creation. How genius, to create on packaging card. The KK paper looks brilliant. I love bricks (:o) Your combination of texture and this touch of blue...ahhhhh....so stunning.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

This is such a splendid page !

Margaret Mifsud said...

Incredible piece Astrid. So love the background with that stucco effect, it looks very realistic and I love that gorgeous splash of colour. Stunning!! ox

Minxy said...

Another beautiful page xo

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning piece of art here again Astrid. You just ever disappoint me and the colors you´ve used are soo gorgeous. I love this project.

Redanne said...

A wonderfully inspiring piece of art Astrid! I love the stucco effect and the way the brickwork just peeks through. The heart is beautiful and I love the stamping. Gorgeous work. Hugs, Anne x

Jennie Atkinson said...

So wonderfully creative Astrid - all the textures and colours just fabulous. Love those stamps! Jennie x

snazzyoriginal said...

WOW! Adding the Melted Chocolate and the Vibrant Turqoise makes this piece of clever contrasts really pop xx

Marianne said...

What a beautiful textures and colours. Again a masterpiece!!
xxx Marianne

Buttons said...

Ooooh, just adore the layering and textures here Astrid. You'll know this is right up my street. LOVE how you've 'exposed' the brickwork and added the stucco. And the stamping and design layout is so well balanced. Uber-inspiring as ever. Hugs, Jenny x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful! You make it look so easy ....

Terry said...

Reminds me of a Tuscany wall! This is gorgeous as can be and I just love the texture! Fabulous inspiration!

May said...

Stunning work Astrid, Love the texture & colours... Fabulous step by step....Wonderful inspiration... Hugs May x x x

Dianne said...

I was here yesterday, had it all ready to facebook this then I got a call and had to got out soooo I'm back and facebooking it now... Oh Astrid you make so many things I love plaster with with the brick peeking through, I know, I know, I love a lot of things ^-^.. A favorite greek restaurant of mine had wall like that. I love messy, so that piece flying around became an amazing piece piece of art, wow brick, concrete, stucco, lovely mixture, then stamping and on the tissue sure looks gorgeous, beautiful stamps, oh ya brilliant how you did the words on the foam mounting pads you so ingenious, I adored you bit of paper play, thanks for sharing all of this creativity, have a wonderful day...

Dorthe said...

I love it, Astrid!!
That Stucco effect is gorgeous, and the heart so beautiful with the butterfly!
I love the concentration in the center, and that it looks like it is appearing from the foggy weather- to be discovered in all its beauty!!
So wonderful dear friend!
Hugs,Dorthe

Gillian .... said...

Beautifully done, love the colours. x