Up the Wall
Morning! How's it going?
I know, some of you won't see
this until evening! I just feel
if I say Good Evening it will
seem as though I've only just
remembered to do the blog
Craftyfield is here today with
a super card reminiscent of
travels to sunnier climes.....
"Despite the many options available to create a wall texture,
I chose to represent the rendered walls so popular in Europe.
Shame really as The Craft Barn has many stencils and stamps
to fake the look of bricks, stones, wood and more...
It could have been so easy...
But no I persevered!
To complete the look I needed to create a window
for my wall and some sort of gate, maybe with a bicyle...
To create my window I cut 4 rectangles from
a piece of white cardstock.
I then used an embossing tool and a foam mat
to emboss lines around the frame
For colour I settled on a blue base,
which I distress in the next step.
I mixed the colour from Frescos in
South Pacific and Lavender.
I applied a thin layer of diluted crackle and
overpainted with white paint
I used double sided tape to affix a piece of
acetate for my window panes
The wall texture was built in layers.
I started with a layer of gesso and painted mixes of colours
over the top to establish a background colour.
Then with a sponge and tinted Grunge paste I "stamped" the stucco texture.
I must say I wasn't sure if this would work, but it does, brilliantly in fact!
I considered giving my window some curtains
but decided a dark colour would leave more to the imagination.
I roughly drew in my panes with Inktense pencils
mixing the colours on the paper.
I then applied (a little) water with a wet brush.
To distress my wall I added some crackle,
mixing grey and black ink directly on the stamp
on top of Antique linen Distress ink.
The Distress allows the inks to mix more
readily with each other.
Finally the garden was stamped, fussy cut
and coloured with Inktense pencils.
I tried to take some picture in natural lighting
and this one does show the wall texture,
very true to life I think
And another close up showing the subtle crackle
and my impulse addition of a flowering branch
coming down the wall,
which I also painted with pencils."
Ultra clear double sided tape:
Crackle stamp:[I used an old stamp from my collection, no longer available]
That stucco effect is amazing Craftyfield
Thank you for showing us how to do that
Think I'll go and see if I can
achieve at least a reasonable
resemblance to stucco