Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sue Carrington #3 Flower Bag ....

"I’m using the middle sized wood bag for today’s project. These are great substrates and because they’re so solid they’re great to stamp on to". 

I used a stencil and some Grunge Paste to add texture on all sides of the bag.

Before I removed the stencil I spritzed the flourish stamp from Hot Picks 1005 with water and pressed it into the Grunge Paste

You can see the fabulous texture the stamp has created in the Grunge Paste here.

When the Grunge Paste was dry I covered the whole bag with Cheesecake Fresco Finish Paint, which is opaque and perfect as a first coat.

I then used some Pumpkin Soup and blended it over the surface with a baby wipe.

I used the same technique with Brown Shed, adding some with a brush and then blending it with a baby wipe. 

Still not satisfied with the colour I then used some HeyPesto.

I love the effect that Hey Pesto has with these colours, because it’s a translucent it lets the colours below show through. 

I then used Tinned Peas and Cut N Dry foam and dabbed the paint around the edges. 

I’ve used the Mini Marakesh stencil with Blood Orange all over the bag. Then I placed the stencil back over the Gunge Paste and stamped the script using Mini 44.

I’ve used the little swirl stamp from Hot Pick 1004 and stamped it with a mix of Brown Shed with Blood Orange.

I wanted to add some paler stamping so used the little dotty stamp from Hot Pick 1204 and dabbed off some of the paint before stamping.

I didn’t like the Tinned Peas on it’s own so I brushed over the top with Onyxite Treasure Gold. I then stamped the text from Hot Pick Xtra04

I cut three flowers using the Grunge Flower 1 & 2 and Scallop Flower dies from Crunchy Waxed Paper.  I then painted them with a mixture of BrownShed and Pumpkin Soup.

I screwed the flowers up and when I unravelled them brushed Classic Treasure Gold over them.
I painted some paper flowers with a mixture of Brown Shed and Blood Orange

For the centre of the flower I’ve used a flower button. This is what it looked like before I painted it.

Once painted I then brushed it with Classic Treasure Gold.

I layered the flower up and stuck it to the front of the bag adding some metal leaves.

I added a couple of metal corner embellishments to finish.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects for this week. I’ll be back at the beginning of July ! 

Leandra Says: Wow the colours looks fantastic on this Sue, love how it's so easy to create depth with the translucent shades that you chose. The flourish stamped into the Grunge Paste through the stencil is inspired. i have so many bold stencils I could try that with too!! A fantastic week Sue, thank you so much!

Gillian Says: This is my fav of the week Sue, love the rich warm tones and the depth created by adding layers of stamping and texture together is just beautiful. Thank you for another week of amazing projects. x


Helen said...

I love this Sue, the colours are gorgeous and I love the texture of the GP. don't have one of these bag boxes but must find something similar!!

Carol Q said...

utterly yummy Sue. great stamping into the GP.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous summery colours. Can't wait for Saturday to have a go at something. Have the day to myself!!!!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful ! Love the how the grunged (paste) hexagons have added interest with both layers of stamping.

Alison said...

Gorgeous bag Sue! I love the stamped texture & colours! xxx

Redanne said...

Wow Sue, this is a fabulous creation, love how you used so many colours all together and the grunge paste through the stencil with the stamping was inspired. Anne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Sue. I love the bit with the harlequin stencil with the swirl and the text over it. Beautiful!

Lucy x

rachel said...

what an amzing bag - Love it to pieces - this really is fabulous xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I love the flower! Great texture & depth of colour. Fab! xxx

Julie Lee said...

What delicious colours, so warm and rich and the textures are terrific. I love this. I am very tempted to get one of these wooden boxes to play with. xxx Julie Ann

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial - I just got several cigar boxes in the mail and this tutorial will help me a lot. I also just ordered on of the stamps - oh happy day!!!! Your wooden bags looks wonderful!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Super week Sue well done love these colours
Happy craftin

Lin said...

Gorgeous bag Sue ..the colours are stunning as are all the different techniques!!

Julie S said...

That is so cool. I wish my brain worked that way!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! A present in its own right. I've just got my first pot of grunge paste after a Jo Firth-Young class so shall have to get hold of a wooden bag and try this. Thanks for sharing
Sue in Worcester

Annie said...

Totally fabulous Sue. Love the texture and great tut. The floral is fantastic.

Love it

Annie x x

jan said...

I love this bag, I must get hold of some of these wooden ones they are just the job and look fabulous when Sue has worked her magic, how fantastic then end result is after all of the layers of the translucent colours, that's definitely the way to go. I am so grateful for the tutorial and the inspiration, it has got my cogs a whirring lol, who knows what might happen now lol.

Many thanks and big hugs Jan xxx

Trish said...

Gorgeous! More inspiring techniques. and fab colours - I love it!

Caroline D. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for all the step-out pictures!

Jenny Marples said...

You've got my mind whirring with the possibilities for using stencils now Sue. Love the idea of stamping into and on the unmasked areas. Hugs, Jenny x

Steven said...

Rich warm colours love the stecil work and transforming ordinary button into great centre

butterfly said...

Saving the best til last - what a stunning piece of work! Gorgeous layered paints, giving such depth and texture - totally delicious!
Alison x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love the Grunge Paste stencilling xx

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Neyde Arte Artesanato said...

Olá Sue Aqui no Brasil estou encantada com seus lindos trabalhos, Parabéns, grata por compartilhar sua Arte, abraços.

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous stunning creation, I loved the mask so much I bought one lol, I love how you stamped into the grunge paste and stamped over it as well when painted. The flowers are beautiful and I can't believe the change of the green embellishment once painted. Kezzy :-) xxx

Kathi said...

This is amazing!

Thanks so much for the clear instructions and the accompanying photos.

I'm pinning this!

Anonymous said...

Sue, this is gorgeous. The flower is a great embellishment & I love the texture from the grunge paste & stamping.
I'm sorry I didn't get to see your projects, or take part in the challenge last week, I'm going to look at your other projects now.