Sunday 26 October 2014

Tinted Grunge Paste {with Eclectica³ SN Stamps by Designer Sara Naumann}

All Life is an Experiment.

Hello, Sara here. By now you know I’m a bit of a Grunge Paste addict. Well, this week I’ve been playing with different methods of coloring Grunge Paste. It’s gone a bit cold and grey where I am in Poland, so I wanted to create some bright, fresh color!

Grunge Paste has a natural putty color that’s ideal for tinting with pigment ink reinkers. {or Fresco paint} The best thing is that you only need one drop to get a gorgeous colour! Pigment ink is a great option for this and a super way to put those reinkers to use.

And adding pigment ink to Grunge Paste means you get the texture and dimension of Grunge Paste, too—just with fabulous custom color. Pair it with texture stamps like these from the Eclectica ESN09 set, and you’ve got a fabulous background.

Eclectica ESN09 

Sara has very kindly made a video for us, showing just how she brought the elements of this wonderful card together.  As a reminder of the steps we also have photos and instructions below

1. Place strips of washi tape onto white card. I chose three in a color scheme of black, white and gold metallic. They coordinate nicely with each other and will provide a distinct contrast to the teal Grunge Paste. Trim the piece and mat it on white card, then black. Tear the bottom of the black card.

2. Place some Grunge Paste on a craft sheet or palette and squeeze in a drop of ink. I’m using Clearsnap’s Crafter’s Aruba refill. One drop will do it. Mix with your palette knife.

3. Place the polka dot and open-dot spatter stamps from the Eclectica ESN09 set onto a Flexi Block. Use the palette knife to apply the tinted Grunge Paste to the stamps and stamp on the washi tape piece.

4. Use the palette knife to edge the washi tape piece with tinted Grunge Paste. Let dry—I pop the piece on the Grunge Paste jar so the edges can dry without touching anything.

5. Stamp the dot and spatter with tinted Grunge Paste as before on a piece of white cardstock. Let dry, then glue the washi tape layer on top.

6. Stamp and heat-emboss “all life is an experiment” with black embossing powder. Mat the long edges on black cardstock and glue to the washi tape layer, trimming the edges even with the sides of the white card. Glue to a black card blank

7. Add a layered silk flower as shown, and a knotted piece of teal ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed the project as much as I did! Remember, you can see a video tutorial for this project on the PaperArtsy You Tube channel.

Thank you also to the lovely Leandra and PaperArtsy for letting me share this project with you here!

A huge thanks to Sara from all at PaperArtsy, another fantastic video, great , easy to follow instructions. Tinted grunge paste is the perfect way to add colour coordinated texture to any project. 

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Helen said...

great idea to stamp with the tinted grunge paste.

craftytrog said...

Great idea Sara!

Julie Lee said...

Lovely colourful Grunge Paste and such fun to stamp with it too! Great idea for a project, Sara. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely card sara,

Lucy x said...

Sara this is a lovely make which really caught my eyes and attention.

Craftyfield said...

Very striking, must try stamping with grunge paste!

craftimamma said...

Love the colour contrast on this unusual card. Great idea to stamps with the GP for the subtle textured result.

Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Fabulous project Sara, like the colours you have chosen to work with and that lovely pop of colour :-) xxx

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card, the GP looks great.

Art By Wanda said...

Very nice!!!! A great idea to stamp with colored grunge paste!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly gorgeous stunning card, love the tinted grunge paste and the washi tape background is awesome. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx