Friday, June 8, 2012

Playing in Paradise #70 - TEXTURE!

When I saw Nina's challenge for us this week at Playing in Paradise, I knew I would only have trouble narrowing down what I wanted to play with. Texture is one of my absolute favourite ways to add interest to a card.
With Father's Day next weekend I thought I'd take a masculine turn and see what I could come up with:
Supplies: papers from Graphic 45;
buttons from Jesse James;
sentiment stamp from ditto; Palette Noir ink;
standard small circle Nesties;
Ranger Antique Linen distress crackle paint;

Use a solid font & any permanent ink to stamp on top of the crackle paint
(a more delicate font may blur)
To make my crackle piece, I painted a piece of scrap card from a package of stickers - not quite as thick as chipboard, but enough thickness to keep the paper from curling too much. I painted an area a bit larger than the Nestie I planned to use, and let it dry. Last time I played with the crackle paint I did it directly onto the designer paper, and I wanted to have a bit more control over it for this project. The card did curl a little bit, but I adhered the cutout circle with a generous amount of glue & placed it under a stack of books to dry. 

To stamp on top of the crackle paint, I played with the piece left over before stamping on my circle - since it was already glued to the card - to see what worked best. With the Palette ink that I normally use, it did blur a tiny bit, but I think it works with the crackle. I blotted with a tissue to make sure I wasn't going to smear it with my big meaty hands, and then finished the card.

So how do YOU like to play with texture? Fun Flock? Glossy Accents? Embossing, felt, the ideas and options are practically endless! There is always a generous prize for our challenge winner, and excellent odds of winning - but you can't win if you don't play :) There are no product restrictions for Playing in Paradise challenges, which is still one of my favourite things about it - create what you are inspired to create. Our challenges always end on Thursdays at noon - for the Texture challenge you have until June 14th.

Don't forget to check out what the other gals have been up to!

Have a fabulous weekend!


walchowDesign said...

Beautiful crackled effect you've achieved on the masculine card, Jessi!

~amy~ said...

awesome the texture!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the crackle effect on projects and yours is AWESOME!!! I need to buy more as mine didn't survive the move and time in storage last year.

Fantastic masculine card! Love that car image!

Melissa Craig said...

Very well done! I love the crackled look - never played with except for my daughter's nailpolish. But this looks fabulous!

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous Father's Day card. Love the crackle - I've never tried that! :) ann Y.

Jingle said...

This is just a wonderful card!

Lindsey said...

Crackle paint looks like fun! Great vintage-y card -- that houndstooth paper is perfect!

Emily Keaton said...

I LOVE those crackly pieces, Jessi! The perfect textures for a masculine card. (and that vintage auto is great!)

lostinpaper said...

The crackle and colours make a perfect Father's Day card Jessi! I've never tried this before.... might have to play!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jessi,

This is pretty! Love the crackle paint with this image, fits perfectly with the car! I've never tried this myself, but it looks interesting! I use my impression plates when I want texture, and I guess that's about it, hi hi, not so creative in techniques... Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Hugs, Wendy

fairyrocks said...

Great card work Jessi. I see you have been busy
Keep smiling and creating, thanks for popping by :)

Jen W. said...

The crackle paint looks awesome! Never used it so I've added your tips to my tip & tricks file in case I ever get around to using the stuff! LOL!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, love the crackle paint effect.

Allison Rankin said...

That technique is so I want some paint! Hmm...may have to stop by Scrapbooker's on the way home!

Lisa Arana said...

what a fabulous texture!!! i love it for the masculine card!