Grunge It Up

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Oh what a fun I have had transforming this tiny piece of wood
into this grungy and very old effect of my imagination.
To be honest, that was my first time with any rusty product!
And the fun thing is that I loved that so there will be more soon.
Please take a look at the close-ups (a lot)!

All this started with this tiny woodden shadow boxes 
which my friend Jadzia brought for our usual craft meeting.
This little piece has only 10 x 10 cm. 

I started of course with covering it all with a thin layer of white gesso. 
I wanted to try the technique shared by Glenda Drake.
So I covered the whole box with several shades of paints and mists.
When all that was dry, I rubbed off some parts with sandpaper.
I colored those parts with Ground Epresso Distress Ink.
Then I covered the surface with Emboss It Dabber and dusted 
with Simon's Clear Embossing Powder. 
Before heating it up, I wiped off some of the powder.
After the powder has melted I rubbed the surface with the rusty paste 
which stayed only where there were not embossing coverage. 
Amazing technique although quite complicated with such a tiny box 
and all the recessed and parts hardly accesible. 
Anyway, I strongly recommend!
I will try it again for sure. 

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Już nie pamiętam kiedy zrobiłam projekt specjalnie na wyzwanie.
A dzisiejszy jest połączeniem dwóch, mapki oraz wytycznych.
Bardzo fajny czas, taki zupełnie po nic, bez celu, tylko dla siebie.
Ja i media. I koncepcje rodzące się na bieżąco. 
Chyba częściej mi tego trzeba. 
Zapraszam do obejrzenia zdjęć.

Praca wg mapki Zielonych Kociaków (ps. mapka świetna)


oraz wytycznych w Retro Teamie.
Stempel (turkusowe zaembossowane strzałki, czarne napisy)
Maska (cyfry z pastą gruboziarnistą oraz labitynt pod glossy paste)
Ulubiony kolor - niezmiennie każdy odcień szarości.

i kończąc wyzwaniową listę, Mood Board w Mixed Media Place:


Take a Note

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This week you the theme is TAKE A NOTE. 

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I made a small note book from my quite old stash which was laying there 
quietly waiting for its turn to get a new, more vibrant and vintage life. 
Take a look below at the step by step pics and some close ups as always!

I started with die cutting the notebook pieces from a cardboard.
Next I used the technique with stamping with Distress Oxides and then embossing it with Clear Embossing Powder, I love that! I distressed
the edges of my pieces and gave some more color with browns oxides.

Then I focused on my covers which I covered with gel medium and adhered
pieces of several pages of Crowded Attic paper, it was perfect here.
I applied a thin layer of gel medium on the top as well and started to play
with some Infusions to melt the colors and made everything vintage looked. 

I also gave some color with Distress Oxides in the same tones.
Colored the edges with dark brown and finally stamped both covers with
Archival ink and some TH stamps. The last touch was to adhere a twine.
Finally I only placed all together adding botanical and paper doll pieces. 

Close-ups :-)


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