Friday, 12 July 2013


Sooooo busy this week its been silly, but finally I have a chance to post this weeks DT creation for Creative Expressions!
This month, we have a fabulous Doily Die to work with, as well as a pot of texture paste...seriously fab stuff!
This week though, I managed to resist the call of the texture paste and work with the doily....
Don't be fooled into thinking dies like this just have to be used for matting purposes, they can also be used in a messy painty way as background texture!
I cut two of the doiles, then glued them down to a rectangle of card. Once dry, I gave them a good sponging with waterfall Eco Green paint. This basically blends in all the texture to your background, so you have a seamless base to work on. I added a little Lake paint, and some pink Peony here and there....
Once the paint was dry, I rubbed some silver gilding wax over the doily parts to highlight and give definition to the texture...
My flowers are from the fabulous Funky Floral sheet. I think this is my most used and favourite Umount sheet of all!
Black and white stamped images to contrast with the background, mounted onto dotty 'stalks'! The stalks are washi tape wrapped skewers....
I tied the whole thing together with some black paint splats to echo the black images, and a little rub on word to finish off!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Love Trish xxxx


  1. Gorgeous Trish, I used my doily on a canvas board too. Love your use of colour and the dotty stems. Love it. Tracy x

  2. I was looking at this thinking...okay, where's the doily? So cool to use them as texture! Love the flowers. Great mind is buzzing with possibilities!

  3. Great use of the doily! Great colours as always hugs trace x

  4. Amazing Trish - the way the die has been used is so clever. Beautiful stamp, great contrast with
    May I ask a silly ? The bit where you say you stuck cut die to card then sponge etc. for seamless background, did you cut out again from card or stick card to your base then sponge? Can't quite work out this stage from sticking to card to getting great background. Sorry for being dim... However you achieved it's a brilliant piece (as always)! :))

  5. Amazing striking yet subtle it looks brilliant


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