A textured season

I did this page in my journal for a couple of challenges:  3 Muse “Go Wild with Texture and Layers” and Take a Word – “Tis the Season”.  I did not document the process due to lack of time.  I feel like it is missing something – but I can’t put my finger on it.  So here it is, probably unfinished.  IMG_0492      Sorry for the poor quality photos.  I used a lot of paint, chipboard and embossing powder on this.  I painted the background with a luminescent blue (hence the glare) and white.  I added tissue paper because it is my favorite texture right now.  This picture (below) was enhanced to show the texture, but completely distorts the color.  IMG_0499My chipboard was coated with embossing powders (up to four different colors until I finally settled on white, silver and holographic).  I stumbled on a new technique here.  I coated the snowflake in solid white and then stamped on top of the cooled piece with Versamark, and added a different color of embossing powder for the detail – it turned out perfect.  I was afraid it would bleed or run into the other embossing enamel, but it didn’t.IMG_0496The rest is just punched out snowflakes and some highlights with Stickles and Glossy Accents and a few randomly placed stencils with texture paste.  IMG_0497 I wish I could figure out just what it is missing……

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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9 Responses to A textured season

  1. Wow. These are so beautiful! I love snowflakes! Although, I wouldn’t mind it if winter only gives us a few. 🙂

  2. Marie says:

    Exquisite artwork – and I think you are being hard on yourself as a photographer as the photos are wonderful, especially the extreme closeups. Thankyou so much for sharing them with your friends at Take a Word.

  3. Bev says:

    Wonderful examples of using textures and layers to express festive holiday cards!

  4. JudyNZ says:

    Love your beautiful journal pages and embossed cards!

  5. Sim says:

    Stunning artwork!
    I love your blog and these cards are awesome indeed! 🙂

  6. annie! says:

    Looks beautiful. I’m sure you’ll figure out what/if it needs anything else.

  7. Deann says:

    Wonderful work what lovely journal pages what a treasure! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Liz says:

    Gorgeous journal pages and thanks for sharing the techniques. I don’t think there is anything missing from it 🙂

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