Friday, February 5, 2016
The new challenge starts today at Anything But Cute and the lovely Sara Emily is our hostess this time and is calling the challenge Grungy Love. She describes it this way:
To celebrate St. Valentine's Day, we would like to see you make a Grungy Valentine's project for your sweetheart! It can be a card, tag, or anything else you might give a loved one to show them how much you care. Just be sure it's grungy!
I decided to make a grungy valentine card with some feminine touches. I started with some grey card stock from Bazzill for my blank and then added a red panel of card stock from my stash.
The next panel had a number of steps. First I took some Black Soot Distress Ink and patted it in on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and smooshed it onto a piece of Terra Skin paper. This paper is very thin and has a plastic feel to it but it will not warp when you add lots of wet mediums to it, which is a good thing. The downside is that it is best left to dry on its own and if you do use a heat tool you have to keep it very far away or the Terra Skin will start to buckle and shrivel.
Next I added some Golden Light Molding Paste through a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil in opposite corners. Then I dripped some FW Crimson Acrylic Ink in various spots and blasted them with some canned air. I watered down some white acrylic paint and dabbed it all over with a natural sea sponge, let it dry for a few minutes and then carefully blotted it with a paper towel to take a bit back off. Then I gave it a light spray with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray and again blotted it to take some off. Finally I used some Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Archival Ink through a heart stencil that my husband cut for me on the laser cutter.
The next step was to dye some cheesecloth with Black Soot DI and lay it down. I had the crackled heart already made from a cracker box, coated with paint and then topped with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint but the colour was all wrong so I painted it with some Deco Art Dark Scarlet Acrylic Paint.
The metal key and lock were in my stash and I painted them with some Deco Art Black Coal One Step Metal Paint and then highlighted them with some Treasure Pewter wax paste.
The flourish was a little wood piece I picked up at WalMart and I covered it with Folk Art Metallic Silver Sterling acrylic paint and then rubbed it with the Treasure Pewter.
The sentiment is from TPC Studios and was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink, distressed and inked with some Black Soot DI and attached with a little red clothespin that came in a little goodie pack from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Finally I added a big button from The Funkie Junkie Boutique along with some buttons from my stash and some beads from Michaels.
I hope you will join us for this grungy challenge.