Monday 13 May 2019

2019 #7: Turquoise with EAB [By Jennie Atkinson}

2019 Topic 7: Turquoise

Jennie's chunky yet dreamy ATC is full of so many different ideas and techniques, you'd think it should be a 'busy' project. Yet with hints of texture and keeping a mostly neutral colour scheme, she's allowed Turquoise to have the starring role in a real keepsake project.

Hi everyone, it's Jennie (Live the Dreamwith you today, sharing a really chunky ATC using masses of texture, my greatly loved Infusions and topped off with two very meaningful quotes.

I love creating on ATCs but sometimes the space can be a bit limited, so when I saw these chunky MDF ones I knew that I could extend my design around the sides and onto the back. I have recently been experimenting with texture crackle over tissue tape and then adding watery Infusions to settle into all the wonderful crackle. The result is a really textured finish reminiscent of old flaking paint as the tissue tape resists the crackle.

One side of the chunky ATC .....

..... and the other!

In addition to Alison's quotes on EAB03 Music and Silence, I have also used some small stamps from Scrapcosy's ESC03 and added texture using Stencil PS049.

I loved that I could wrap my tissue tape around the sides of the ATC. I have created lots of layers of tape and then stamped over the top. Remember to do this with Archival Ink or the ink will disappear once the Infusions are added.

I layered Golden Crackle Paste with a palette knife so it is random and once it had dried went in with the A Bit Jaded Infusions  using plenty of water. This means mopping up a lot of the colour whilst blasting with a heat gun.

 Already you can see where the tissue tape is resisting the crackle and Infusions.

There are always opportunities for adding more texture...this time with Ranger Texture Paste through a stencil.

I wanted some wrap around flowers so used a die to cut these from turquoise paper. This was really too light, so I coloured them with the Jade Infusions. I love the added colour tones. 

I then embossed them - and wished I hadn't!  I was disappointed to lose the lovely tones of colour and it made them harder to glue onto the ATC as they were so stiff.

The quotes were stamped on tissue paper and glued with Ranger Multi Matte Medium

I added a few simple embellishments to finish the project.

I don't think I will ever tire of this flaky paint technique!

It was great fun creating a wrap around design and I kept it simple by utilising the same products. It certainly changes the dynamics of the project and how one works. I hope I have inspired you with a new technique to try as well.

As always thank you for joining me.

Jennie x


Helen said...

Fabulous chunky atc, Jennie

Miriam said...

This is stunning Jennie

Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading the post and what fabulous inspiration and one creative and wonderful chunky ATC it x.

Sue Lelli said...

Thanks for the inspiration! An absolutely GORGEOUS creation! LOVE it!

A Pink said...

Stunning, Jenny. Love all the delicate texture and detail and those pops of turquoise are truly wonderful .x

PaperArtsy said...

I'm never going to tire of this flaky paint technique either Jennie! It's superb!!! Totally gorgeous, and love the wraparound!!

Lauren Hatwell said...


Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jennie - the crackle tape technique shines forth again, with a wonderful aged look to display the soft turquoise florals and perfect words.
Alison x

Skylark said...

Serene, cool and beautiful Jennie. Stef x

Raquel Burillo said...

So beautiful Jennie!! I love the wrap around idea with the dies! It's always inspiring to see one of your projects! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautiful and tranquil, Jennie x