Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Monochrome: For Stampotique

Today is my last project as guest DT for Stampotique (sad face.....)
I've loved creating every project, and I have been absolutely thrilled that some of you have been inspired to create versions of your own! Gives me the warm fuzzies......!!
Anyway, on to todays project! The theme this week is Monochrome, something a bit tricky for a colour-aholic like me! I created this panel..

When you're working with such a restricted colour palette, you need to think towards texture for your interest, (as well as your images of course!) With this in mind, I tried to get as much on there as possible. Hopefully this will show up in the closeups, lets see!
I started off with some black cardstock, and roughly brayered over a layer of white paint...
As well as coverage, brayering roughly like this gives a rippled, almost stippled in places texture. I then went over it with a layer of black...
Layers, lots of lovely layers! Next, black and white text tissue...
More black brayering to help the tissue blend into the background...
I then stencilled with white paint...
Once this was dry, I put the stencil back in place and scraped rock candy crackle glaze through it. I love doing this, it gives such a cool look!
When dry, go over the crackles with a black Distress marker, rubbing the excess off with a dry cloth. The black will settle wonderfully into the cracks...
On the opposite side, I used black embossing paste through the same stencil....
I really like the spongy embossing paste look contrasting with the crackles!
I stitched the background onto some black card, and added a little more texture by way of white melted UTEE splatters, and some big white paint splats!
The stitching is a nice crisp contrast to the layers of paint..
My image was stamped simple in black, then added to a strip of dotty washi tape..
The final touch was the 'I thought of you' phrase, complemented by a punched out heart. I added some glossy accents to the heart, then heated it gently just to give a bubbly look to the glossy-ness!
I hope you like it!
I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to the team over at Stampotique, I have really had a ball this month!

Stampotique stamps used:
I thought of you today


  1. Absolutely love it Trish along with all your other GDT posts this month.
    Amanda x

  2. You have made fabulous projects for Stampotique, and this one is no exception!! Thank you for the delight and all the great step-by-steps you always offer to everyone.. I don't come very often on your blog, but I love reading you in my Craft Stamper Magazine, as well as on some blogs on which you act as DT member. You're among my favourite artist links on my blog for long, I really love your works. Crafty hugs, Coco x

  3. Fab texture from that brayering, and the overall piece is gorgeous. You've created amazing stuff this month with Stampotique!
    Alison x

  4. Oh wow, I think this is my favorite yet! Loving all the different textures & layers, great idea with crackle & black embossing. Whenever I do my 'panels', thoughts of "how did Trish do that technique?" quickly followed with memory loss & making it up as I go.... Hmmm
    I think the black & white totally lend to your style. Fab job! :)

  5. I think this is stunning, love all the layers and textures, great job !
    Corrie x


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