Friday, 3 June 2016

Texture or embossing paste, - a canvas for A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone and welcome. Today sees the start of our June challenge over on A Vintage Journey and I am the host this month. The theme is simple, use some embossing or texture paste in your project. You can find all the details at A Vintage Journey.
I chose to use a wooden canvas board as my substrate, so that I could layer a variety of paste and play with textures, without the danger of it warping. Below is a description of how I went about it:
I started by covering my board with a thick layer of gesso, scraped on with a palette knife. I then added three different texture pastes: Stamperia Fresco paste, a really thick stucco like paste. I have had it in my stash for ages and it was really thick, which made it very easy to stamp into as you can see at the bottom left and the top right. I also used some Prima Sand paste and some  Decoart crackle paste. Below a close up, the sand paste will start to bubble when you heat it with a heat gun.
Of course it is important to also remember the sides...


Next I gave it all a first layer of colour. I used a mix of paints, Paper Artsy Fresco, Distress paints, crayons and some sprays and played around until I was happy with the result.

As you may have noticed, I also decided to add some more texture through a stencil, I used Grunge Paste for that.
Some more colour and some Decoart Antiquing cream was added to bring out the cracks and textures further.
I also added some background stamping, using a dark brown Faber Castell Big Brush Pen to ink up my stamps
Time for the finishing touches. I had seen this wonderful Tattered Poinsettia flower on Pinterest and wanted to create something similar.
I took a piece of scrapbook paper and stamped the big text stamp from Tim's Papillon set in Cobalt Blue Archival and then cut it with the Tattered Poinsettia die.
I deepened the colour with Distress inks and added some glitter here and there.
And here is the finished flowers, as they say, Poinsettias don't need to be just for Christmas....
The focal point of my piece became this stamp from La Blanche, I stamped it in black Archival on a piece of scrap paper. The other time pieces were fussy cut from a piece of Prima paper and glued behind.
And here is the finished piece. The sentiment was cut from the same paper that the bee was stamped on, an old Prima line.
And here finally a side view still.
Well that's it from me, if you have not been already, please hop over to A Vintage Journey to see all the amazing inspiration my teamies have created and of course we would all love you to join in our challenge!!
Thanks for visiting here like always and have a creative weekend!!

45 comments:

  1. I love your background Astrid with all the thickness, swirls, and stampings even before you added anything else to it! Your colors are just beautiful on this - a great challenge for us this month! Julia xx

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  2. What a background Astrid!!! Amazing!!! It was worth to add so many different materials! I love the idea to stamp into the texture paste! And your poinsettia is just beautiful!

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  3. Once again you´ve just made a wonderful masterpiece, and I absolutely LOVE it, as everything else you do. I sooo love the colors and I love the poinsettia, it looks really amazing on here, so yes I really love everything here, it´s amazing.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now everyone and lots of fun with it too, I hope.

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  4. Beautiful Astrid, amazing textures from the various texture pastes, love the stamping into the heavy body gesso! Beautiful poinsettia too, thanks so much for sharing this lovely canvas, Deb xo

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  5. Oh my Astrid this is just jam packed with wonderful textures and beautiful colour. I love how you layer on texture pastes and stamp and stencil to achieve those incredible results, then bringing in fabulous images and embellishments to complete your amazing mixed media creations. You really are the queen of texture and I love it all xxx

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  6. Astrid this looks gorgeous. Thanks fot the step by step you've made
    It makes it easy to follow. Thanks for your inspiration, Anneke

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  7. Stunning and inspirational project Astrid x lots of amazing layers of textured details and colours. Love the LB stamp and your stunning poinsettia

    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Annie x

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  8. This is stunning and such great use of the textures ins o many different ways.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. This canvas is just stunning Astrid I love all the stamped and crackled texture paste. The beautiful blue tones of your poinsettia are just gorgeous and I just love the sentiment and the care taken to complete the sides. This piece tells me you have really enjoyed creating it. Have a lovely weekend. Mo x

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  10. An amazing make.. I adore the colors that emphasize the textures so beautiful! Gorgeous! I am thrilled about that wonderful vintage journal spread sown below as well Astrid!
    Happy weekend to you!
    oxo Susi

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  11. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful! I love it!

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  12. A really quick peep and hello, internet missing most of the week so a swift catch up while we still have some connection.

    B x

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  13. Beautiful layered texture - I love how the doily seems to emerge from the rugged background. The subtle vintage colour palette is just lovely too. Thanks for a brilliant theme!
    Alison x

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  14. Wow Astrid, stunning stunning stunning! The texture is just incredible and I love how the crackle goes around the outside and frames the doily texture! Beautiful colours, love it all! hugs :)

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  15. Hi Astrid, I love this challenge. Adding texture to designs is a favourite of mine, so thanks for this. Your piece looks so tactile, would love to see this in the flesh. I love the layering of texture you achieved along with the depth of layered colouring. Gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  16. Gorgeous art with wonderful textures and colours. I love how you used the tattered poinsettia for a non Christmas design. I love TH's floral dies, I have another set on order :) Take care, Shirleyxx

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  17. Loving your vintage palette with all these fab textures and crackles. A stunning project.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

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  18. Without a single embellishment this would be amazing! But no, you've added such fabulous bling and imagery! Love it!

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  19. What other word is there to use buy gorgeous - thanks for the tutorial!
    sandy xx

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  20. As the queen of texture you were always going to create something stunning and here it is, a vision in blue and as Autumn said, this would be brilliant even without a single embellishment! xx

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  21. What a brilliant canvas Astrid! Fantastically tactile with all the yummy textures. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  22. Fabulous canvas Astrid, wonderful textures and colour. Poinsettia looks stunning.
    Avril x

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  23. there is so much texture on this piece astrid - you've really rocked your wonderful theme - love everything here! Wow! You are so very clever!!! Hugs rachel x

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  24. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your marvelous talent with us.

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  25. What a gorgeous canvas, Astrid. Love all the texture and rich colors and the popped up strips are a wonderful touch. Beautiful!

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  26. Fabulous canvas, Astrid! I love the blue tones, and the flower is gorgeous!

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  27. So very, very gorgeous, Astrid!

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  28. Wow, this is stunning Astrid, so much texture. Using the different mediums to creat the texture is a fab idea, and it worked beautifully. Love the flower too. Inspired to make something myself! Hugs Debs xx

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  29. This is just jaw droppingly gorgeous - I love your textures and layers, it is so very clever the way you build them up and create such depth in your work. I love your flower, it's totally stunning - the Poinsettia die is one of my favourites and I've used it for Halloween, weddings and birthdays - in fact I've used it more for non-Christmassy stuff than for actual Christmas projects!

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  30. Astrid, this is when my eyes pop, and I can only say" AMAZING" WOW, what a gorgeous background with all the different pastes and the beautiful flower created from scrap paper. The colors and word lines you used ,-- everything makes this a stunning piece of art !! XO

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  31. Now that's how to do Texture! Astrid your canvas board is stunning . Layer upon layer of fabulous texture and colour - wow! As soon as I saw it I couldn't wait to see and read more and I can assure you I am in no way disappointed. I'm going to have to scroll back up to take in all its beauty once again . Thanks for sharing andthanks too for a great challenge . Have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  32. a gorgeous project , jammed full of wonderful textures and your usual glorious mix of colours x

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  33. Astrid your talent to create textures is amazing! Everytime that I visit your blog I'm in awe! your works are always full of details and wonderful textures! thanks for the inspiration! Barbara

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  34. Astrid your talent to create textures is amazing! Everytime that I visit your blog I'm in awe! your works are always full of details and wonderful textures! thanks for the inspiration! Barbara

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  35. Hi Astrid, I am finally getting back into my blog visits and I'm so happy I didn't miss this. The textures are to die for. Have never tried layering different types of texture paste but it looks fabulous!! As always the colours and embellies you have added are perfection!! Brilliant canvas!! hugs xx

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  36. Lieber Himmel, Astrid...
    was für ein grandioses Kunstwerk du wieder geschaffen hast.
    Ich komme ja nicht so oft auf alle Blogs, aber wenn ich mir die Zeit nehme für eine Blog-Reise, dann bin ich immer wieder entzückt und verblüfft über deine Ideen und Werke.
    Ein Meisterwerk ist das !
    Soviel Details, so feine präzise und durchdachte Arbeiten, unglaublich schön.
    Und ich freue mich weiterhin auf deine nächsten Kompositionen.

    Sei umarmt von Sophie

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  37. Some seriously gorgeous texture here Astrid! Love how you have combined different pastes to generate varying textures and depth. Nxx

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  38. You are the queen of texture ! Wow, this is fantastic !
    Corrie x

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  39. Fabulous textures, this is a stunning canvas. I have just been having a catch up. Wonderful inspiration as always.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. Gorgeous work of art Astrid! I love all the layers of texture and that Poinsettia is incredible! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Absolutely stunning Astrid! I have always loved the way you can combine the texture of palette knife applied paste and using a stencil and then of course your gorgeous application of colours. The poinsettia is just wonderful. A really stunning piece and a great challenge. So sorry it has taken me so long to get around to visiting!! Jennie x

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  42. Hey blog post , I loved the information , Does someone know if my company might be able to obtain a blank WV DoR SPF-100 document to use ?

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  43. Astrid your canvas is so amazing, love all the textures and details, so many beautiful colours and inspiration, sounds like a great challenge, hope you are doing well :)

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  44. Still on my catch up - so pleased that I haven't missed this - such fabulous textures and gorgeous colours! Chrisx

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  45. Well, Astrid, you have gone and done it again; stolen my grungy heart with this masterpiece! Your background is stunning, with all the texture and the poinsettia is brilliant! Love your work, and this goes down as one of my favorites! Hugs!

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