5 March 2014

The Painter - stencils and texture at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. I must admit to have got rather excited when Sue chose this theme for challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.
They have to be two of my favourite things in mixed media art so frankly most of my cards could be entered, but having just got a pot of Wendy Vecchi's crackled embossing paste I just had to play.


The base to this takes a little time to do but the results are definitely worth it. Rather than waffle on I'll show you how I did it...


Cover the background with silver embossing paste and allow to dry (don't worry about getting a smooth coverage).


Colour some crackled embossing paste with Potting Soil Archival Reinker and apply it over the silver base through a brick stencil (this is an 'old' Wendy Vecchi one that I adore). Once again, allow to dry and crack.


Blend brown and grey Archival Inks over the pasted surface, then cover with a thin layer of matte glue
(I used the Claudine Hellmuth one but Ranger's Multi Medium Matte will also work).


Finally those paint splats, translucent embossing paste mixed with Fired Brick Distress Paint and Red Geranium Archival Reinker
(the paint being the opaque element in all this) all stencilled through the Tim Holtz stencil.


And so to The Chemist, no sorry, The Painter! It doesn't take much to draw a brush onto the end of the stamped test tube prior to colouring it with Distress Stains. And do you like the addition of Glossy Accents dribbles to emulate the glossy paint splats on the wall?


Having stamped the words using the Licence Plate Art stamp set on Specialty Paper using black embossing powder (you can make up your own words from the individual letters) I painted them with a mix of Surgical Spirit and Red Geranium/Orange Blossom Archival Reinkers.


It is still possible to use Distress Paint and Archival Ink stencilling over the textured background.
By doing this it 'framed' The Painter to stop him blending in too much against the wall.


I even went to the trouble of spattering red ink over The Painter's apron -
well he was never going to remain clean after flinging paint everywhere was he?!


Now you've seen my piece for this challenge I thoroughly recommend you take a look at those created by my team mates over at Frilly and Funkie.
With all that inspiration hopefully you'll want to give it a go yourself and join in with the challenge too, especially as there's a Guest Designer spot and a $25 shopping spree up for grabs.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and visit. It is always appreciated.
Take care of yourselves as we hurtle towards another weekend. Jenny xxx


35 comments:

  1. Good morning Jenny,
    Once again a "stunning" work of art, I love it. All the wonderful textures and colours are amazing
    This shows your wonderful talents at their best.
    I have found someone who does this sort of crafting, she is going to give me a couple of lessons. See!!! your influence has got to me .......... Watch this space........LOL!!!
    Have a fantastic day
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  2. wow Jenny...your wall is absolutely fantastic...love the paint splats...so much detail and looks so real...thanks for the tutorial...must give it a go...hugs kath xxx

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  3. Brilliant absolutely love it!!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. What an inventive and brilliant card! I love how the chemist is now a painter.

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  5. Amazing piece of art. Love the stone wall effect and the splashes of red.

    Chrissie x

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  6. This is fabulous Jenny, I love the crackle wall, and the alternative use of the chemist stamp giving him a new career. Thank you for sharing the step by step. Mo x

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  7. Brilliantly inventive!! Love all the paint splats and your painter fellow!!

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  8. Love how you changed the chemist to a painter Jenny and all the other effects look fabulous too, great, fun details, love it!

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  9. Hi Jenny, well I have to say it...this is one of my favourites of yours, my favourite Chemist - oops Painter stamp, my favourite stencils for the wall and splats. And once you have worked your magic - a fabulous result. Love, love, love this!! Anne xx

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  10. My goodness Jenny. What a work of art you have created with this. That wall looks magnificent and thanks for the How to on that. Then all the fabulous textures and stencilling you have used to created this marvellous piece. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Jenny what a fantastic make. The splats look for all the world like red enamel against the brick...fantastic!
    Lots of inspiration here my friend for me to come back to when I'm feeling the need for experimentation.
    Wonderful!

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  12. And play you have Jenny so much attention to details and all fabulous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  13. Absolutely brilliant Jenny, I love everything about this, but especially the fabulous textured background xx

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  14. The crackle paste is perfect for that brick stencil! This is a superb make Jenny - total masterclass in techniques. It looks brilliant! Nicola x

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  15. Love that Jenny the crackle looks great. Elizabeth x

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  16. Jenny, I just love your painter and the messy splats he made! The brick wall is gorgeous and what great crackle texture! Love this card!

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  17. Fan freaking tabulous! Seriously LOVED following this tutorial. I would think that this project would be a true test of one's patience; which I'm not sure I am abundant in. However, I found immense immediate gratification in seeing the process move along swimmingly in your fabulous photo details.
    Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!
    LOVE this :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa x

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  18. Stunning artwork Jenny!!!! Love this card with all those wonderful texture and ideas~~

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  19. Oh my this is so artistically fabulous, brilliantly creative and technically superb. Just love it. xx

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  20. So many fabulous details Jenny! I really love that brick background and the job change you've given your man! Really clever.
    Hugs, Juliaxx

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  21. BRILLIANT!!!! Love the bricks and splatters and of course the crackle! Your paintbrush is genius too! This scene rocks!!!!

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  22. Simply brilliant - he looks perfect with a paintbrush in his hand, and all those splatters are so cool against the crackly brick background. Fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  23. Hi, this is really really lovely! He looks rather like Van Gogh to me and I just love the alphabet and the gorgeous layers of texture.

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  24. Wow, that's a breathtaking piece. Love the crackles in the brick.

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  25. What a cracking card, Jenny! That stenciled brickwork looks fantastic and the paintbrush is fab! xx

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  26. Jenny, WOW!!! Oh my gosh, WOW!! This is one of the most amazing, interesting, detailed, artistic, and incredible cards I have EVER seen. The effort and love you put in to it really shines through in your wonderful piece of art!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  27. One word: Wonderful!!!! I love this piece , it's incredible,I love the splatters over all!!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  28. Spectacular use of stencils! Using the crackle paste thru the brick..brilliant! And the splat stencil..brilliant! LOL Lots of good ideas and fabulous finished piece! Love it!

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  29. love the colors that you used on the bricks, genial
    hugs bibiana

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  30. This is so fabulous, Jenny! I admired it on FB last week and finally got over for the details... ran right over to buy the stamps, too. Just love what you've done here. (Apparently quite a few others do too, as the stamps are sold out from Linda's shop, and now on my wish list for her next supply!)

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  31. Love this tutorial Jenny, so clever! I don't have much of alcohol reinker for coloring the embossing paste, will water-based reinker work?
    Cheers, Katie

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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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