8 May 2013

Metallic Paints Play Time

Hi everyone and welcome. It is the second week of the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie - 'No Time to Waste' which means it's time to share my DT sample.


There was a fair amount of experimentation involved with creating this card as the basis is my new Metallic Distress Paints (and you'll never guess what - they seriously live up to expectations!!!)


Time is the theme but I didn't want to go for the obvious. One of the older 'collage style' Texture Fades embossing folders has a clock image on it in the bottom right-hand corner - result. Having used it on white card I spread the three Metallic Distress Paints onto my craft mat and rolled them onto the raised areas with a brayer. This gives a nice smooth finish though don't expect perfect coverage - it's paint after all but that just adds to the interest of the finished background.


Having added a layer of DS Antique Linen over the paint, patches of DI Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac were blended on top and then spritzed/blotted with water to give a more mottled finish. The three panels were finished by distressing the edges, blending DI Walnut Stain around the sides and applying DS Brushed Corduroy to the edges.


The gentleman was created in a similar way to the puzzle pieces HERE using Brett Weldele's tutorial. You'll be able to see in the previous photo that the pocket watch was clear embossed to make it stand out. At this point it became clear that something else was needed in the background, so a viewfinder die cut piece was covered in Metallic DP's and Verdigris Embossing Powder was sprinkled in patches over the top. Alcohol ink coloured acetate was applied to the reverse to make it stand out more. Finally a sentiment and some filigree metal corners (covered with more Metallic DP and black Archival Ink) completed the look.


Hope you are inspired to play with these paints and create your own time inspired project for the Frilly and Funkie challenge. There's a winners badge and a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique up for grabs for those who do. For now, hop over to the challenge to see what the rest of the team have been up to  (you're in for a treat) and take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x


33 comments:

  1. Stunning!! Like always your background has turned out amazing and I totally adore the colour combination, so subtle and beautiful. The gentleman looks great too, a wonderful card!

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  2. I suspect you don't waste time sleeping, Jenny :-) There's no other explanation for how you make so many gorgeous cards, experimenting all the way. I love the painty embossing on this one.

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  3. Stunning use of your metallic paints for sure. It really does look like a metal background.

    Chrissie xx

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  4. Morning Jenny, Love this card so much, I love this 'moustache man' and bought the stamps last week at the Manchester Show, you have incorporated the focal image with the most glorious background, love how you have transformed the embossed card with the glorious paints, I neeeeeeeeed these metallic paints. Stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  5. Jenny thisis as always wonderful, love the verdigris onthe picture wheel and background looks amazing!!! Love it hugs trace x x

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  6. Hi Jenny, what could be better than my fav man stamp, Brett's technique, the fabulous picture wheel - all coming together with the paint and embossing folder to make this wonderful creation - it is a stunning card. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. Fabulous background - guessed the metallic paints would live up to expectations, can't wait to have a play. Oh dear another fab die I might NEED too!! Love the way you index all the items used at the end of your posts.

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  8. Wowee Jenny! What a fabulous vintage creation here. The texture and colour looks amazing and I now see I NEED those new Distress paints!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  9. Oh my goodness Jenny. This is really wonderful. You are one talented lady. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. Jenny...your metallic piece is gorgeous. I love those gorgeous tones that you've mixed in with the distress metallic paint colors. Love your design. The three panels made from the texture fade is a brilliant background. I really love your picture wheel. The distress paints and then the verdigris embossing powder looks amazing together. And against your background...wow! Tim's sketched gentleman stamp really looks amazing on top of all of it. Just a gorgeous piece. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment as well....so sweet of you! <3 Candy

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  11. Love the inky panels Jenny and the gorgeous picture wheel with coloured acetate windows. Another great design.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  12. Love the background you did. The colors are so gorgeous and the texture is enhanced by the metallic paints. Your card looks great!
    Hugs Kelly

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  13. Hi Jenny
    I like this very much. I love your painty embossed background.
    Altogether lovely
    Rosie x

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  14. Oh! this is fab inspiration, I had forgotten about my Verdigris Embossing Powder . Great card. xx Flora

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  15. Hey Buttons - love your new header!
    the card has turned out fabulous and it sounds as though you highly recommend those metallic stains - hummmmm worth investing in methinks! Cxx

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  16. What a stunning card, Jenny! Love the gentleman with his pocket watch! Really beautiful background too! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Wow, it's a gorgeous creation, love every detail.

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  18. OH MY GOODNESS! This is stunning! Jenny, you have really rocked this project with all the metallic goodness there...wOOw!!! xxxx

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  19. Great background effects Jenny and the stamp of that man is great...gorgeous masculine card!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  20. I always enjoy popping by to see the creativity and experimentation. the results are always awesome.
    I would never have thought to have used a brayer on the embossed card, very handy tip xx
    Congrats on making the new team. What an amazing group of talent.
    thanks for your lovely comments xx

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  21. Now I must confess Jenny I did not like this stamp when I saw it at the wholesalers! Bit creepy I thought....UNTIL I have seen what you have done with it!
    I love that your metal effects are subtle and mottled enabling the image to stand out so well.
    As some of my customers read and love your blog too I am sure they will be saying - Where's that stamp?
    Cheers to you - I love seeing your creative flight.

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  22. Love the metallics on the top of the emboss with the beautiful inky blending under (over!) them... the clock looks so pretty. and the finish on the pinwheel is amazing - love it!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment tonight - maybe it's just wobbly weather, eh?
    Alison xx

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  23. That background is truly "amazing" beautiful embossing with those metallic paints showing it all up so well.
    Oh! just stunning work as always.

    Patricia xx

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  24. WOW what a magnificent composition, love the background texture and how you combined all elements.

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  25. Jenny there is so much to love here that I don't know where to begin! Brilliant stamping, colouring, and composition and you've only added about £100 to my wish list lol xx

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  26. What a fantastic design! I love the gent and the film reel is wonderful! The metallic paint make the details pop! Fabulous manly card!

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  27. As a metal and foil lover this is fab. A great mixture of colours and metal, lovely. Chris xxx

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  28. Fabulous card Jenny ! Love the embossed background and the image is stunning ! Sue C x

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  29. Great experimenting Jenny, fabulous make

    Sam xxx

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  30. Brilliant card Buttons, Full of wonderful technique & textures... The design is AmAzing... Love it... Hugs May x x x

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  31. Totally inspiring Jenny an amazing piece.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  32. Fantastic background Jenny! Love the colours and that gentleman image is fabulous.
    Hugs, Juliaxx

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  33. Your art is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog you have! Thank you for the inspirations. I am going to sign up to follow your blog and I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! WOW! Best to you!
    Hugs MARTINA

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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