Hi Everyone and Welcome
Today sees the start of a new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey
and this time Sara Emily is our host . Her chosen theme is
Against the Grain
"Most of us love the look of wood and there are a lot of art/craft products out there that help us achieve beautiful wood grain, including stamps, stencils, embossing folders, papers and mixed media products. We would love to see how you add a touch of wood texture or appearance to your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk projects "
Having been M.I.A from the last few AVJ challenges I am happy to be back today with a contribution for Sara Emily's challenge.
I have used woodgrain cardstock, a woodgrain embossing folder, wood chips and a wood panel to create a mini Art Plaque. And what could be more ideal nestled amongst all that woodgrain than a few of natures beautiful butterflies!
As the challenge theme is all about woodgrain I thought I would use a wood panel as my base. So a quick routle around my mountainous stash of wooden/ mdf bits and pieces unearthed an ideal piece!
I painted the panel with black Acrylic paint and then covered the front with wooden slats that I created using Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress paints: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Black Soot and a sanding block.
The butterfly came courtesy of Tim Holtz bigz die: Tattered Butterfly. I coloured it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint: Stone and then to give it a wood grain effect I embossed it using Tim Holtz Embossing Folder: Woodgrain. The wood grain embossing is highlighted with a distress crayon: Ground Espresso
The smaller butterfly was stamped using one of the many butterflies on Tim Holtz stampset: Flutter. I think this particular one is my most used ... guess that must make it my favourite then but shhhh don't tell the others!! As far as they know I love them all the same!!
It was coloured with distress inks and given a glossy coat thanks to some Glossy Accents.
The butterflies were adhered together at the thorax and placed in situ on a double wood chip mount.
They were framed with a crackled square die cut and surrounded by a 'wild and free' array of sisal fibres.
By doubling up the butterflies like I have it not only added an additional woodgrain effect to my project but it also added some colour and some wonderful dimension.
A Tim Holtz Clippings sticker provided a fitting sentiment and finishing touch.
I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration for our 'Against the Grain' challenge.
If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey
where there's a fabulous gallery of Woodgrain inspired projects created by some of our talented Creative Guides.
We hope you will join us in the challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity.
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy Winners chosen at the end of the challenge and each winner will be awarded with a Pinworthy badge and have their winning project pinned to our Pinterest board.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.
Your visits, follows, comment and support are sincerely appreciated.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
keep on the happy side.