Thursday, 16 May 2013

Inspired by gauze...France style

Well, the last project of the week from France, at Paperartsy, was using some gauze and grunge paste.

I wasn't sure I'd be able to play, but then remembered the rolls of mesh that I got from craft club last week - I cut a couple of pieces off - was originally going to do something with them yesterday before I saw the Paperartsy post, but what with one thing and another it didn't happen...

Anyhow, rather than go straight to my journal like France, I thought I'd try on a tag first.... but it worked a treat.

 I allowed the paste to dry naturally (I was messing about with the phone, again!!)

I painted the journal page with Mushroom fresco.. stencilled using walnut stain,the roman letters stencil (that luckily arrived this very day!), randomly

The tag is painted with Squid Ink and wiped off slightly to enhance the texture.

I took one of the pieces of guaze and cut it (using a piece of scrap card, which had some paint sprayed on it to stop the bigshot plate cutting up too badly) with the Paperartsy bird die;  and decided I'd leave the card behind the mesh

The light (I took this with the daylight bulb) is poor, so you can't see the bird mesh too well.

However, it was a fun challenge and I am entering it on the Paperartsy blog.

**Edit - in daylight, I have got a better picture of the mesh finish...

 going to play with this again!!


Julie Lee said...

I would love to try this out, but I have no mesh. It certainly worked well with the Grunge Paste on your tag - great texture. Good luck with the PA draw.

butterfly said...

It really does create fab texture, doesn't it - must have a go! Love the muted colours of your tag page - really lovely!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Lovely! The texture looks great.

craftimamma said...

I have loads of various meshes but never been able to find one as fine as this which I would love to have a go with. Yours looks fab Helen and it's prompted me to keep looking for something suitable.

Lesley Xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous xx

Unknown said...

looks like you had fun and that makes me happy! even with the poor lighting the texture looks yummy!

thanks for playing along :)

Krisha said...

Hi Helen, I clicked for a closer look and the mesh shows up perfectly. Here in the States we can buy that mesh at the grocery store, it's called cheese cloth, and works great.
You page turned out perfect, as always!

sam21ski said...

Oh wow and thanks for the close up of the bird in daylight, looks completely different. Love your tag and page colour combo.

Sam xxx

Craftyfield said...

Love the use of the mesh, your bird is cool... I need to find myself some mesh ! I only have gauze and it's too fine weaved.