The current challenge over on the Paperartsy blog is to use Grunge Paste or other texture paste.
You can find out all the info and see the DT inspiration HERE
The May edition of Craft Stamper magazine arrived the other day and in it Elizabeth Borer has a masterclass on stamping onto fabric - including stamping on hessian. I wanted to give this a try so here is my finished piece:
To start with I took a wide piece of hessian ribbon, it was really thick and sturdy.
I smoothed the Grunge Paste on with a palette knife as Elizabeth did in her project, once dry I added a second layer just to make sure I had a nice surface.
Next I added stamping with black archival and the Clare Lloyd Paperartsy plate ECL04 and heat set.
I coloured my girl using Spectrum Noir pencils then coloured the background around her using a babywipe and Chutney, Chartreuse and Pumpkin Soup Fresco paints. Then frayed the edges of the hessian for a nice rustic look:
I then created a tag to mount her on by spreading a thick layer of Grunge Paste onto a size 8 tag then stamped into it using the zigzag stamp from the same Clare Lloyd plate.
I painted the tag using Chutney and Seaweed then lightly dry brushed some Chartreuse over the top before rubbing over a little Renaissance Treasure Gold to really highlight all that texture:
I stuck my hessian girl onto the tag using gel medium as she is quite thick and heavy (poor girl!)
And there she is all done:
A couple of close ups:
Loved making this - the textures are great and I love the effect of using the pencils over the grunge pastey hessian!
Thanks for looking,