Challenge dates: 9 June 2012 –18 June 2012
Welcome to my World-Wide Stamping Week 2012challenge!
I decided to do a technique challenge, based on some cards I did recently. It is a fun and easy technique to create texture.
Here’s how to do the technique:
Crumble up a large piece of cling wrap – you can create different textures by, for example, pulling it into pleats (looks like grass), or by making smaller or bigger creases.
Paint a piece of cardstock with watercolours, Twinkling H2Os or watered-down acrylic paint. Work quickly so that the paint doesn’t dry. Immediately press the cling wrap into the wet paint. Put a piece of scrap paper on top and let it dry under a heavy book. Don’t peak! Removing the cling wrap when it is too wet will reduce the amount of texture. When it is dry, remove the cling wrap.
Watercolour paper will probably give the best result, but other heavy papers might also work well.
Try using more than one colour paint for a different effect.
I used watercolour paint on the sample cards, but I also tried it with watered-down acrylic paint and with Twinkling H20s and they worked just as well. Watercolour crayons and pencils will probably also work. Try to use mists as well. Experiment with different paints and mediums and let us know how it goes!
You can heat emboss a stamped image on the paper before painting (it will resist the paint), or stamp on top of the paint after it has dried.
The finished surface looks very textured, but is smooth to stamp on.
If you want an area to be lighter, you might be able to lift some of the paint off after it dried, using a wet paintbrush, sponge or a piece of kitchen towel. This won’t work if you use acrylic paint.
1. Make a new card of any size, an ATC, a layout or any other project, using the Cling Wrap Texture technique.
2. The project must include some stamping.
3. Post your piece in the stamping gallery, and click the checkbox for ‘WSW12 Cling Wrap Texture’.
4. Please share your experiences with the technique so that we can all learn.
5. You can combine this challenge with other WSW challenges and you may enter as many times you like.
6. It is always fun if you link your piece to the discussion thread about this challenge. Also, if you have any comments or questions, please leave them on that thread too.
7. The challenge runs between 9 June and 17 June 2012.
Sample projects (click link below for more info)
Link to sample projects.
Each entry will be entered into a random RAK drawing.
Message Board Thread
Have fun!! I am looking forward to seeing what you create!
Enjoy World-Wide Stamping Week 2012!!