Friday 1 November 2013

Letters for Country View Crafts

 Country View Crafts has a new challenge starting today with the theme of ‘Letters’, chosen by yours truly. I have taken the slant of using the meaning of stationery as well as using letters themselves in my project.


I am using this wooden letter holder for my project and as you can see it’s been stuffed with tags and has been sitting next to my workspace ready for me to grab a new one or a mop-up when I need one. Now it looks like …….


    ….. this.


  • Paint wooden rack with gesso or white acrylic paint to give a key and to prime the wood.


  • roughly paint with Decoart quinacridone violet and black acrylic paint to give a coloured crackled effect.


  • Use modelling paste through a mask

  • scrape Decoart weathered wood crackle medium over using a palette knife

  • when dry paint over using distress paints and watch the crackle appear


  • make the word letters from foil card, running it through an embossing folder and layering it with distress paints.


  • Add alcohol inks and blending solution over the top to create colour interest and edge with black DP. Die-cut the letters.


  • Use the same method on the pediment.


  • Gather other die-cuts together, paint, crackle and add wax gilt


  • stamp with lack archival, use gold TG on the textured letters and add the die-cut embellishments


  • I added a small letter B on the pediment.


Now I can use this letter holder for what it was intended for.



Ranger foil card

Alcohol inks – copper. gold. cranberry, snowcap, espresso

Distress Paints – walnut stain, black soot, antique linen, weathered wood

Distress Ink Re-Inkers – vintage photo, walnut stain, antique linen

Dies – Movers and Shapers -  mini feather and inkwell, mini typewriter, Bigz – writing desk,  pediments

Stamps – TH – mini classics, purely random, shabby french and one that Tim gave us when he did the retail day in Coventry.

TH embossing folder – note book

TH mask – cargo

Treasure gold, TG wildfire, TG pewter

Decoart weathered wood crackle medium and Quinacridone Violet paint.

It would be lovely if you could join in with us this month, if so pop over to the challenge blog to read the rules and see the amazing inspiration from the rest of the lovely team. If you would like any of the supplies I have used you will find most of them on the Country View Crafts shop site.

I am taking the opportunity to enter this into the Simon Monday Challenge which is anything Goes.

I hope you had a great Halloween, it’s the run-up to Christmas and now the fun really begins.

Enjoy your weekend, I am doing a workshop this morning and looking forward to seeing my great group of ladies. Today we are making a Christmas tag card..

hugs {brenda} x0x