3 June 2016

Embossing Pastes and Textures with A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome! Today sees the launch of the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey called 'Embossing Pastes/Textures'. Our host for this one is the wonderful Astrid and here's what she has in store for us; "use any kind of texture paste (home made, crackle, coloured or plain) on your projects. There is an endless variety available, so play, have fun and apply it to your heart's content. Use it through stencils, randomly or in whatever way you want, but remember it should be in one of the vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial or steampunk styles that we favour. Put on your mixed media hat and create some magic!"

This month we are being sponsored by Country View Crafts who are offering a shop voucher for a randomly drawn winner. And three hand picked Pinworthies will be offered a Guest appearance for later challenge, so there's plenty of reasons to join in the fun.

When coming up with a 'plan of attack' for this theme I was inspired by two wonderfully creative people. Wendy Vecchi recently shared a brilliant idea for mixing embossing powders to create a faux rusted effect on different inky backgrounds HERE. Back in 2013 Vivian Keh (Contadina K) posted a fabulous video using embossing powders with embossing pastes to create fabulous textures. That little voice in my head that often says to me "I wonder what would happen if I..." kicked in and here is the resultant finished canvas...


And here's a guide showing how it came together;
Here are some close up photos which let you can see how the embossing powder 'cocktail' works over the various colours of embossing paste, unifying and blending those strong base colours and enhancing the textures.





So that's where this month's fabulous theme took me. Now I urge you to hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see what my fellow Creative Guides have come up with - it's well worth the trip! Then it's over to you - the challenge will remain open for a month so there's plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing and link up your entries to be in with a chance to win. For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is stunning!! The colors and texture are amazing!! I love everything about this!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Wonderful colors and textures on this Jenny - it looks like a beautiful piece of tile - great photo tutorial on how to! Julia xx

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  3. Stunning. The textures, the colours, the ideas and the finished project are all amazing and incredibly inspirational Jenny, this is brilliant and the snapguide tutorial looks a great way to add the process steps. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  4. Wow, this project takes the concept of textures to a whole new level, - what a fabulous arty piece Jenny, and the photo step by step using snapguide, is such a clever way to demonstrate the process! A wonderful piece in super warm summery colours!

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  5. Wow, this project takes the concept of textures to a whole new level, - what a fabulous arty piece Jenny, and the photo step by step using snapguide, is such a clever way to demonstrate the process! A wonderful piece in super warm summery colours!

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  6. Amazing colours and textures Jenny and the clear embossed wildflower die cuts are just gorgeous! Love the Snap guide tutorial too, great idea! Deb xo

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  7. What amazing ideas for the background.It is a beautiful piece.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Wow indeed Jenny, love, love the rows of colored textures in this project, and the simple addition of embossed flowers and lovely sentiment allows us see its beauty in full. Mo x

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  9. Gorgeous Jenny, love the techniques and wonderful earthy texture. Those earthy tones really speak to me. Love the embossed wild flowers too. Tracy xx

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  10. WOW this is stunning, adore the colours which are my favourite. Will have to try this once I am home off my holiday.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. I do love your "what if?" moments... fabulous synthesis of the techniques which inspired you - those glossy wildflowers look just amazing - like liquid gold. The textured rusted background is a marvel.
    Alison x

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  12. What a great technique and stunning results Jenny. Your colour choice real gives this a big WOW.
    Have a nice weekend, Julie x

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  13. What gorgeous, gorgeous, colors. I am over to find out how you did this.
    Thanks
    Sandy xx

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  14. Super unusual, looks like a wonderful lava flow. Always educational when you do one of your amazing experiments Jenny. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  15. Glowing, not only in colour but in texture and technique aswell. A truly radiant piece of art .
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  16. this looks amazing Jenny - that background reminds me of rock - its absolutely brilliant!!! I don't mean the sweet sticky stuff - I mean the stone stuff - I did a geology degree so trust me its a compliment!!! lol!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  17. Brilliant, Jenny!! I love how you've melded these techniques together, and the SnapGuide is great! xxx Lynn

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  18. wow wow wow! that is the coolest thing ever!

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  19. I have to say - this is one of the most inspiring posts I have seen in a while! Thanks so much for sharing!!! This is gorgeous... I will be studying....

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  20. Wow! Wow! Wow! I saw this on fb and wondered how you managed to get those gorgeous textures .. this is briliant!! What a fabulous technique and I love the vibrant colours! Love the little step by step video too. A fabulous arty piece!! xx

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  21. love those gorgeous glossy flowers against the richness of your background xx

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  22. Is it me - or does it look good enough to eat! Those colours and textures are just stunning - what a fabulous project. Love the snapguide tutorial too. Nikki xx

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  23. Is it me - or does it look good enough to eat! Those colours and textures are just stunning - what a fabulous project. Love the snapguide tutorial too. Nikki xx

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  24. Stunning colours and textures Jenny which set off those wonderful glossy flowers. I really loved your tutorial and how you put it all together. A fabulous project. So sorry to be so late in visiting! Jennie x

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  25. Sensational have got to try this.

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  26. What a fabulous background - I thought you had painted over a slate tile! Chrisx

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  27. Oh yeah, I'm late, but that's how I roll sometime! I am so ga ga over your rusted rock background (That's what it looks like to me--back home the iron content in the rock was so high it oozed out of the cut sides along the highways.) thank you for the step by steps for this fabulous work of art! Pinned! hugs!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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