Friday, 27 March 2015

2015 #6 Grunge Paste Mosaic {by Liesbeth Fidder}

2015 Theme 6: Grunge Paste

Hi, it's Liesbeth here again, today I'm showing you my altered Grunge Paste ! I made some mosaic tiles out of it. I think the mosaic and leaded glass of the stamp go very well together !


I smeared a thin layer (1 mm) of Grunge Paste onto a craft sheet and let it dry for at least 12 hours.


 I peeled the big piece of dried Grunge paste off of the craft sheet and broke off lots of small irregular ,tiles'.

I painted most of the tiles with the beautiful, translucent Fresco Finish paint Glass Blue...


... and some of them with Inky Pool and Smurf as shown. I let everything dry very well.


Onto a piece of Smoothy-white stamping card, I stamped the leaded glass woman (LPC032) using StazOn ink Jet Black , and cut out the image with a 3 cm wide border.
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LPC032

 I watercoloured the stamped image with the Glass Blue paint and less or more water to create light and dark. I coloured the face and hand with some pink ink

I glued on the Grunge Paste tiles one by one like a mosaic..it took lots of time but it was fun ! Here and there I added an Inky Pool or Smurf tile..


I glued and glued (and glued...)  till all the white disappeared.


I cut off the excess of the tiles at the edges of the card.


To create a shiny accent I added a very little bit of Treasure Gold - Spanish Topaz, very lightly using my finger. I finished the piece by sticking it onto black cardstock and with some metal embellishments.


Some details:





I hope you like this Grunge Paste altering-mosaic ! Have fun with this technique !
Hope to see you next time :-)


Liesbeth this is such a really, really cool idea! I can't believe that we haven't seen this done before. The shape of the card and the colours are just perfect, and really add to the stained glass effect of the stamped image. 


We would love you to join in with challenge #6: Grunge Paste If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

NB.  you will get 3 weeks to participate in this challenge, as we will interrupt the usual schedule for our 3UP week which starts April 5th.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Grunge Paste link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, April 12th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00
  

26 comments:

Helen said...

What a fabulous idea - and the end result is gorgeous!! Even when I've had little chips and bits of GP I've not thought of doing this... I may have been tempted to paint the grunge paste before breaking it up though, what a labour of love.

Hazel Agnew said...

Patience is a virtue and it certainly paid off on this project Liebeth! Colours work perfectly and a great idea!

butterfly said...

Love the mosaic!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

I'm with Helen, I would have painted it first! Fiddly is my pet hate...
Still the finished project looks both beautiful and like a genuine mosaic.

massofhair said...

Stunning project! :-)

Seth said...

A brilliant use of Grunge Paste and a wonderful piece.

Deborah Wainwright said...

What a fantastic idea love the project x

Joi at RR said...

What? Seriously? I have done a lot of stained glass and mosaic pieces but this.... HELLO? I LOVE it!!! Who would have thought you could come up with something that so closely looks like a glass or tile piece??? You did an awesome job Liesbeth..... I'm impressed!!! j.

catiecuddles said...

Oh my word... This is stunning! Brilliant idea and beautiful creation! Catherine Catiecuddles

Miriam said...

Fabulous idea....love your project

Wanda Hentges said...

Wow!!!!!! This is sooooo cool!!! Totally fabulous technique!!!!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wonderful idea and beautiful project. xx

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Thanks everyone ! :-D

I have tried to paint the GP before breaking it in pieces, but it didn't work at all. The dried paint becomes a film, a thin layer... I peeled it off partial while breaking the GP .

mamablitger said...

Liesbeth your mosaic tile is stunning. What a fantastic idea. Impressive when artists are trying new things and thinking : " what if......". Thank you for sharing this VERY creative idea. Love your result.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Susan Carol said...

I absolutely love this! Love mosaics and never thought you could do them with grunge paste. Love the different blues. Will definitely be giving this a go.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! This is such a brilliant idea and a totally fabulous result! It is such an inspiring project! A perfect interpretation of Lynne Perrella's beautiful stained glass designs. x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic art Liesbeth! What a great technique!
Alison x

Sid said...

Fabulous effect, and how patient of you to do that mosaic !

Susan White said...

Wow - this is amazing! I will be painting grunge paste onto a mat this afternoon!!! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Amazing technique! I definitely want to try this! Thanks so much for the tutorial and fabulous inspiration piece! :)

Linda Brown said...

Wow, this is so beautiful.....such a clever idea.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such a very clever and original idea, liesbeth and a wonderful result. Love your work!

Lucy x

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely Amazing! I love mosaics and this is a wonderful faux technique! Just Stunning! Thank you so much for your steps! XOXO-Shari

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is so beautiful!! The faux mosaic looks wonderful.

Linda M. Cain said...

Simply Stunning!!!

Karin said...

Beautiful

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