Grunge paste fun with PaperArtsy

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In a few weeks time my parents celebrate their wedding anniversary and when I saw the hanging that Wanda made for the Paperartsy Grunge paste theme I knew what to make them.  The bright colours just spoke to me and I knew how I wanted to add the texture. 

I started off with a gelli print leftover from the class at the beginning of the month.  Bright beautiful yellow with some bits of blue and red in there too.  I added a strip of book print (Maya Angelou for those who were wondering.) and then added the texture paste through a stencil to add the leaves. Then I set it to one side to dry… For three days!  Today I finally finished it.   

I love texture paste.  I know grunge paste is slightly different from the brand I am using, and from what I read you can do more with it, but for my first forays into texture this one is fab.  It’s actually a modeling paste.  I love the fact it can be slightly translucent too, so some of what is behind it can be seen, and also absorbs Dylusions from the background if they were used. 

So here was the final card.



I used some distress ink; Fired Brick, to add some colour to the leaves and the bookprint, using the stencil brushes, then rubbed some gilding wax onto the leaves.  As usual did a bit of a messy job of this, so it’s give a hue to quite a bit of the leaf area!  Then added the topper of the heart from the Darcy stamps and stamped the sentiment using alphas.  I raised the topper onto dimensionals to give some more depth.  Then I added the little bits of blue paint using a paint tube lid and edge of a credit card, and the little dots of glossy accents you might be able to spot to just add another texture.  I mounted it on to some Night of Navy cardstock and then onto a card blank. 

A close up of all that lovely texture…


Hope you like it… Why not join in the Paperartsy grunge paste challenge? If not join in, at least go have a nosey at the fab things people are doing over there. 

Here’s hoping Mum and Dad like the arty card I made them… I certainly do! 

Happy crafting! 



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