Thursday, 3 May 2018

Fake it for Stamps and Stencils

Today is the start of the next challenge over at Stamps and Stencils.The lovely Toni is our hostess for the month and has chosen Fake it as the theme. Here's what Toni has to say:

I love faux finishes of all descriptions whether it be rust, stone, leather or time worn vintage. You  name it we have the power to fake it! I'd like to see your projects that include at least one faux finish. Produce anything you like but please include some stamping or stencilling or both if your heart desires!

 I joined in with the 31 days of Gelli printing and one of the techniques was the Faux Marbling technique. Birgit Koopsen has a video which you can find here on how to do it. I pulled the prints on tissue paper using Amsterdam Acrylic paints then glued them into my journal.

I then gathered together a host of Fresco Finish colours and started to apply to the page. It started off well but the more I added the less I liked it. So, decision time, Gesso the whole thing or try to salvage it ! As I didn't want to lose my Faux Marble pieces the decision was made to salvage the page.

The step by step photos stopped as to be honest the process was pretty messy ! The final leap of faith was to paint the sides black which did make the centre panel pop so I settled for that.

I've used Kim Dello's stamps which I've added extra doodling to and also the free stamp from the recent Craft Stamper magazine, it seemed a perfect match !

I've doodled using a white Gel pen and shaded with a black Stabilo pencil.

The butterfly is also from the Kim Dellow stamps and has been painted with Fresco Finish paints and cut out. The text is from Alison Bomber's Courage stamp set, I really love these stamps, good words to make you think. The stencilling is done through some sequin waste with black acrylic paint.

So, in the end a salvaged page which I quite like.

The rest of the DT have created some fabulous projects so make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils.