Friday 3 April 2015

2015 #6 Castle Walls {by Linda Cain}

2015 Theme 6: Grunge Paste

Hi everyone Linda Cain here, joining you this evening with a post about Grungepaste. I've been hooked on Historical programs and books lately and wanted to try to make a background that resembled the walls of a castle or building found in the gorgeous Lynne Perrella stamp set here. 
Step One: Using a small journal, I added a layer of Grungepaste in a random pattern that didn't completely cover the page. Before it dries, stamp images into the paste with stamps that have been lightly misted with water. When dry, add the muted colors of paint. I used Taupe, Stone and French Roast. Sand down when dry.

Step two: Next I added Mocha Mouse and Chutney to some Grungepaste and added it to the pages using a stencil. 

Step three: I added several colors of Treasure Gold and used a baby wipe to remove color in spots. Then I used Archival Inks and a sponge square to push ink into the stamped images, removing the ink from the raised areas with the wipe. You can see the Rose Quartz added a purplish color to the page.

Step four: I used a piece of plain 4x6 inch chipboard and painted it with Snowflake. Then I randomly swiped bright colors of paint in small patterns all over it. Using black archival ink I stamped all of the images from LPC033 on it and cut them out.
Here you can see the Snowflake with a harlequin stencil brightened it up, and black archival ink images are stamped in the background for contrast.

I added the stamped images to the page in a pleasing pattern and called it a day. I absolutely love the bright colors of Fresco Paints here with Banana, China, LavenderBougainvillea, Blood Orange, Tinned Peas with Guacamole, and Tangerine Twist. You can see the Treasure Gold here, too.

So I feel that I captured the essence of vintage architecture here with the Grungepaste. It was really fun to add color and remove it with the wipes, then add more and push the envelope to get the color and contrast I wanted without being too overpowering.

I hope you've been inspired to jump in and play with stamping into Grungepaste...I had a blast!!!

Your Friend in ART,


I hope you'll visit my blog to find more creative fun at: Friends in Art 

I think you created a fantastic wall effect Linda, it really does compliment the stained glass images so well. Especially given the muted tones used , they are the perfect backdrop for all those pop of colour. Your projects are always so full of light, which totally suits this project .

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


Kathi said...

These pages are absolutely stunning with such a wonderful contrast of the bright colors of the stained glass panels against the more muted, textured tones of the background.

Thank you for sharing your process!

Helen said...

Fabulous texture on the journal background, which offsets the vibrant colours of the Lynne Perrella images beautifully! Welcome back, Linda.

Miriam said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the texture and the colours

craftytrog said...

Great background Linda!

Karin said...

Fabulous background Linda.

Kathy Bradley said...

Linda - your background is really wonderful and your panels are so, so gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

The gorgeous textured grungy background is the perfect backdrop for the lovely bright images. Wonderful project.

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

Lovely to see you here again, Linda. I love the contrast on this journal page between the textured wall and the glitter and gleam of stained glass Lynne Perrella images: a gorgeous journal page. xx

Lisa H said...

Oh wow Linda!! this is so cool. It really looks like a wall and stained glass.

Kirsten said...

I love all the texture on the background & the images are beautiful.