Monday, December 21, 2015

Creating a Mixed Media Texture Background {The Crafter's Workshop}


Hi all! I'm happy to share with you today a layout I made of one of my nephew's (and his wife's) engagement photos. I wanted to go with a simple background to which I added some inking, texture and stamping.

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I used two stencils that I designed for The Crafter's Workshop to help create the background design, using texture paste and inks as well as some fun mixed media products.

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I began by doing some light inking on the background of the area around my photo with a soft rose/brown ink.  I then used the houndstooth design found in one of the hearts on the Complicated Hearts stencil and inked with a rich brown chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme's Branch Bark Chalk Ink). After that I added a whole bunch of random stamping around my photo area.

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Next I added the heart design to the left side of the photo area using the 3 heart designs found on the Complicated Hearts stencil using some home-made white texture paste (recipe below).  This is an easy to make text texture paste that works very well with all my TCW stencils....and I love that dries quickly!   After I added my texture paste design, I outlined the hearts with a black pen so that they would stand out more from the page.

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Homemade Smooth Texture Paste

1/4 cup Talcum Powder (I used Johnson's Baby Powder, Make it smell good too!!)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Some Water

Instructions:  Combine talcum powder, glue, white paint with disposable chopsticks (or plastic spoon) in an airtight container, adding water to get it to the consistency you are looking for.  You want a nice thick texture much like toothpaste.  The mixture will keep perfectly for many months.

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For my title I mixed some bronze Pearlex mica powder into some Matte Gel Medium (Golden's) and used it on the 'Love' title from the Complicated Hearts stencil.

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I used the same mixture on the inky butterfly design in the top left corner of the page.  The butterfly design is from the Winged Exploration stencil.  While the gel medium was still wet, I sprinkled on some tiny bronze micro beads (Prima).

After that, I simply added my photo and a few floral and chipboard embellishments (Prima flowers and Scrapeniec wood chippies)....and my layout was done!

I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you are inspired to play with your favorite TCW stencils while you have a little crafting 'me' time over the holidays! xoMe 2014 bannerGeneric

26 comments:

Jacqueline Stocker said...

Beautiful,love the micro beads on the butterflies have something similar in my stash and often wondered how best to use them other than for the centre of flowers,perfect finishing touch.x

Martie Rollin said...

The colors on this project are so pleasing to my eyes. I love how your color choices so beautifully reflect the colors in the photo. Nice work! And thanks for that recipe! I just may be giving this a try. Merry Christmas!

Romy said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this! Your background work is truly amazing. I especially love the microbeads flowers that you made. Just amazing!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely! I do like the brown touches!

Kathy Bradley said...

This may be a duplicate - if so - just delete it sorry! Your page is gorgeous, as always. I love the design and colors - lovely. THanks for sharing your recipe too.

Janene said...

Awesome layout! Love the hearts and the beaded butterflies. Of course a fan of your stencils but love how you used on this layout! Fabulous!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful layout, Gabi!

Dodie said...

Love this layout! It's so soft and pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Wonderful detail and thanks so much for sharing the recipe for the paste, I may have to give that a try :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Jessica McFall said...

Amazing design! Exquisite choices for your embellishments also. So elegant.

Michelle Vardjas said...

Stunning.......I have no other words , except LOVE IT!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gabi thank you! for sharing this gorgeous l/o~
The new stencils are so clever! and very pretty; a 'must have'! ; )
I really like your use of white space; and the mix of texture and ink. That rosey-brown is one of my fave colors, and not often seen.

I also thank you for re-posting the Tpaste recipe!! I have 2 jars of name brand that have dried out B4 I could use them up~ I want to make my own! LOL
Hope you have a wonderful Holiday time. Merry Christmas,
Karen

Bev Hayne said...

Really lovely Gabi., love your micro-bead work! Merry Christmas, and thanks for another year of joy and inspiration your blog brings to SO many of us! xx

Four11Lady said...

Soft, beautiful and very appealing to the eye. Simply magnificent!

Smruti Panda said...

Gorgeous layout....

Smruti Panda said...

Gorgeous layout...

Smruti Panda said...

Hi. It is absolutely STUNNING....

your work always inspired me a lot..

Thanks...

Liddy said...

Gorgeous as always, I'm so jealous, you just never run out of gorgeous ideas. Happy New Year.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, what a stunning layout! I just discovered your blog today and needless to say, I'm your newest follower. No prizes for guessing why you have over 5000 followers! Truly inspirational scrapbook layouts. I'll be watching and learning now. Hugs, Wends x (Crafty Kiwi Mama)

jenny back said...

Hi Gabrielle, just had to let you know I have placed my first order for your stamps here in the UK......congratulations. At last we have easy access to all your products ;)

And Congratulations on another stunning lay out. I particularly love what you did with the beads on the dragonfly.

Kirsten McComas said...

Gabrielle!! You must show how you made the micro bead butterflies! Those are stunningly beautiful my friend!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments Karen....and glad you have use for my texture paste recipe....I have the store bought too, but the home made is still my fav, it gives a nice sharp image and dries quickly, great for this impatient girl, lol!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks do much for your support Jenny! So glad you lovely ladies in the UK are now able to get the stamps now! Thanks for leaving this kind feedback! xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

I'll do something soon with micro beads and stencils hon,...I was in a bit of a hurry to get this one done for a show so didn't have time to get a tutorial done. xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

I'll do something soon with micro beads and stencils hon,...I was in a bit of a hurry to get this one done for a show so didn't have time to get a tutorial done. xo

Maire Gamber said...

I love all your creative ideas!
Marie XX

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