12 Apr 2015

It's all about the texture

I must apologise for being a very lazy blogger again!! I just don't seem to get the time lately...my dad has just had surgery and at 80 it's a bit worrying and 2 weeks ago we had a horrible upset at home which I am not really ready to talk about...soon.

Anyway I had started my project for the Paper Artsy blog..Altered grunge or any kind of texture.you can pop over and see it here 
                                  This in my contribution

I started off by cutting out two lots of die cut from Tim Holtz artful dwellings I love this die but don't use it enough. So out came all the supplies that could create texture. First I took a piece of card and stencilled some grunge paste. I coloured this using fesco paints, frantage and my white spray from decoart. I used a combination of grunge paste, extra thick gesso, ferro. and texture sand. I used a mixture of stencils and scrapey tools to get a different look on each little house. They were then stuck onto the card with some cogs which had been triple embossed and a little black bird. I added some of the inches from my miniature art and some vintage images to put into the windows. I finished it off with some treasure gold and black archival ink around the edges.

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  1. Oh, Lin, I love this!! hope it's going up on your wall, it should be displayed.

  2. It's a stunning work of art Lin! So many fabulous textures, colours are fabulous too! Well done you and lovely to meet up yesterday! Xx

  3. I love this too! It's a stunning piece of art & as Helen says it should be displayed. I always wanted that TH die but never got round to buying it. :-(. It may have been neglected but you sure made good use of it here. Love the frontage too. In fact there's nothing I don't love on this fab project!


  4. This is absolutely adorable, Lin! Love it! x

  5. Oooh lovely, you've got some fab textures going on here and I love your melted frantage - gorgeous xxx

  6. Ooh Lin love this. The layering of the dwellings with the different textures really looks effective. Great make Xx

  7. This is fabulous Lin. I have just come across your blog and really impressed by your work. I am looking forward to seeing more of it and have become your newest follower
    x catherine

  8. Lin, that is definitely a work of art, it is stunning. It was great to see you at AP over the weekend & I hope your Dad is recovering well.

  9. Simply amazing textures, and the layering of the houses gives it great depth and interest. I love the colour palette too - as Helen says, I really hope this is on display somewhere.
    Alison xx


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