Tuesday 29 October 2013

Jo Myhill Project #3 Inspired By Wallpaper ....

We welcome back the lovely Jo Myhill, with her final piece this week, if muted metallic is your thing, then read on!

"I love looking at interior design magazines especially the high end of the market ones that have very expensive wallpaper that you couldn’t event afford to do a feature wall let alone a whole room!  This piece is inspired by the repeat patterns you get on wallpaper and uses a simple neutral monochrome paint scheme".

I started with a PaperArtsy Paper-covered #9 Greyboard tag and added a couple of layers of Taupe. On the third layer I mixed a little Mud Splat to give a slightly darker colour.
Over this I added a layer of Crackle Glaze (I use a credit card to scrape mine on in a thin layer) and left that to dry.

Next I took a piece of Smoothy Heavyweight white card and added lots of layers of a mix of Pewter, Claret  and French Roast to give a really deep chocolatey-plum colour all over the card.

Once the crackle glaze was dry on the greyboard tag I added the top coat of Stone Fresco.  I wanted fine lines so I didn’t load the paintbrush with too much paint and used short strokes all over the board.  Once that started to crack I helped it along with the heat gun.  I sanded the edges with a sanding block very lightly and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Using the hinge-handle thingy stamp from HP1103 ...

...I stamped it all over the board in Elephant Fresco Paint

I started in the middle of the board with the first stamp and then did the top and bottom.  Then moved the stamp up or down the board so the “ends” of the stamp sort of fitted in to the spaces to create an all over repeating pattern. 

I wanted to add flowers to the board so using one of the flower stamps from ELB01 

I stamped on the reverse of the dark-painted Smoothy card in Maroon Archival ink. 

I wanted the shape but not necessary the stamped image!  I cut out three of these. Yes I guess I could have used the eclectica Bloom die! Same outcome, different method ;)

I embossed the flowers in a dot embossing folder and then carefully added Pewter Treasure Gold to lightly highlight the dots. I edged the petals of the flowers with VersaMark embossing ink and used WOW Metallic Platinum powder to edge the flowers and add a different texture to the dots.  I also added the embossing powder to the back of the flowers as I was going to curl up the edges of the petals.

On a piece of the dark-painted smoothy card I added some more Pewter Treasure Gold, not too much as I didn’t want an opaque coverage, I wanted it to look shabby.  I also sanded it just to distress further.  

Using the chemistry table stamp from Eclectica Series (Sara Naumann) ESN07 I embossed this with WOW Metallic Platinum, again for texture. I cut it out and distressed the edges with a Tonic tool and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

On another piece of the PaperArtsy Smoothy Card I added some Elephant Fresco Paint, again I just misted the Cut-n-Dry I’d previously used to ink the 'handle-hinge' stamp with water and used that to add colour. Just keep adding layers drying in-between.  

Then I sanded this and stamped the 'solitary artist' stamp from ESN07 in Maroon Archival. This was cut into strips and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Everything was stuck down with a hot glue gun and then I thought the flowers really did need something in the middle of them.  I looked at my button collection and considered Mother of Pearl buttons but I thought I needed to keep the metal look going so turned to my metal embellishments box and found these flowers.  They were gold so I just put some Pewter Treasure Gold over the top.

I’m really pleased with how the handle stamp works on creating a background and the tonal quality of the neutral palette really works. I do hope you have a go at some or all of the ideas in tonight’s piece.

Leandra Says: Fabulous Jo. I adore the addition texture and solidity the melted embossing powder gives to the edges of those flowers, and the subtle use of Treasure Gold certainly gives that shabby metallic touch that you love so much. These colours are so totally YOU! Thanks for a wonderful week.

Gillian Says: Fab, love your neutral colour palette and the effect of the embossing. Thank you again for another week of great projects.


Helen said...

Just gorgeous, very "you" colours, but I love them too... wonderful project again Jo.

Lin said...

Wow Jo this is great..that stamp does work brilliantly for a background you clever girl:D the colours are so you..lovely piece!!

Craftyfield said...

it's a great colour scheme for harmonious projects. Great details, love the flowers.

Julie Lee said...

Lovely, Jo! I love that Eclectica plate. Hardly have time to breathe this week, but I am determined to play along! I love your projects so much! Julie Ann xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous colours palette and shabby metallic look. Will definitely give those flowers a go. Thanks Jo!

Lucy x

Alison said...

Absolutely brilliant! Great techniques Jo! x

massofhair said...

Like the colour choices in your project and the fab dotty flowers. Metallics always a fave in my book:-)

Trish said...

Gorgeous - thank you!

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous, love the idea of repeating the stamp as it looks fantastic and those flowers are stunning :-) Kezzy xxx