Why? Oh why? Oh why? You may ask Why? LOL!
So you know how it goes, you visit peoples blogs and are in awe of these fabulous things that people create. And you say oh, I'd like to have a go at this or that, but you just never get round to it. Well, I didn't until yesterday.
Didn't what? I hear you ask.
I, Karon, have never used Texture paste and stencils and I mean never ever!!! Oh my - why didn't you all tell me what I have been missing!
I had a morning in the craft room yesterday and getting some mojo going for an upcoming DT make for Emerald Creek. I wonder if you can guess what the theme is? LOL!
I am using the fabulous Funny Bones skeleton stamp, I embossed one and chopped up another, hee hee hee :-) Using the Pete's Place Pumpkins - although I have added the faces with a Black Soot distress marker. Also going to be using the Aztec Skull Charm - haven't messed with it much yet - stay tuned. My first play with the texture paste was on the coffin and the tag!
For the coffin (cheap $1.50 from Michaels) I stained it with walnut stain and coloured the hinges and clasp with a black permanent marker. I added a little Black Soot Distress Paint to the white texture paste and then put this on top of the coffin through the stencil. Hmmmm wonder what's going in that space on the top? :-)
For the tag I put the plain white paste through the stencil and then added some embossing powder while it was wet.
I then set this aside until it was dry and hit it with the heat embossing tool.
Oh I love the effect - and can't wait to see where this is going! Yep, I don't know yet LOL! And you will have to wait till next Thursday, 22 Oct - before you get to see the finished creation :-) Mwahahahaha :-)
I also want to remind you all that Emerald Creek Dares challenge for this fortnight (open until 21 Oct) Theme is Dare to Fall for Colour - so it could be a fall card, fall colours you go with it and please go along and enter! You could win a $25 gift certificate to the store!
We are also having an Emerald Creek International Design Team call - why not go check out the details! (closes 25 Oct)
Before I disappear, I thought I would share my upcoming DT card for Polkadoodles, well a sneak peek! Our current challenge is Use A Die and you have until 23 October to enter. I'll be back Friday with my Polkadoodles post :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.