FAUX GRANITE TECHNIQUE:
- use a dark sheet of paper, but not black. I have used Prima Salvage District. Choose a stencil and using some Prima Heavy Gesso, put down your pattern. I have used Tim Holtz Shattered.
- while the Gesso is still wet, lightly apply Distress embossing powders Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain randomly around your pattern and allow the Gesso to dry before heating with heat gun.
- spritz on a little Distress ink spray Picket Fence and then spritz on a little water so the ink runs around making marble like pools. Toss a splatter or two if you like as well.
- lightly dab a little Black Soot Distress paint here and there to create some darker areas. Presto, your Faux Granite background is done and ready to decorate!
HALLOWEEN CARD ASSEMBLY:
- using papers from the Prima - Salvage District and Graphic 45 - Precious Memories Patterns and Solids, I cut several panels and created white paper backings for each.
- a little Walnut Stain Distress ink applied to the edges and a distress tool to make the panels look old and worn. This creates a wonderful vintage look.
- cut out some ghosts and split them apart so you have three separate pieces. (turns out I didn't use the Prima doily die cut, but I have set it aside for my next project.) lol
- the stamped images are all from the Tim Holtz Mini Halloween stamp set. They were sent to me by the talented Sara Emily of sarascloset, but I have included the link below for the stamp set which is available in Linda's shop.
- time to layer all the panels and the ghosts using some dimensional foam squares and Glossy Accents.
- using the Time Holtz Tattered Florals, I cut some flowers out of canvas sheets.
- glue on your stamped images and tuck your canvas flowers in between the layers.
- I used some Prima Heavy Gesso to paint some wonderful Halloween charms white.
I have also added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a frayed ribbon flower from May Arts and some gorgeous lace, all available in Linda's shop. I splash of Picket Fence just for good measure!
- I added a sticker from the Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chit sticker book that says "open if you dare". I thought it was the perfect final touch for my Vintage Halloween card!
The Faux Granite technique I have shared with you today is the same technique I used on my Gothic Wedding card back in May. I hope you get a chance to try it out!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. There's still lots of time to enter our current challenge "A VERY VINTAGE HALLOWEEN", where Zoe is looking for you to create a vintage project with a Halloween theme! We'll be back first thing on Monday to announce the winners of our last challenge, so make sure to check in for that.
Thanks for stopping in!
Hugs, Pamellia :)
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