Monday 17 August 2015

Shabby clematis

It was such an enlightenment, watching the videos by Leandra from Paperartsy, demonstrating Gels, Pastes and Mediums last night on the PA blog.
I am relatively new to crafting but still felt like I had had my head buried in the sand for some time.

So, part way through one of the videos, I paused it and prepared a journal page by spreading Crackle Paste with a palette knife.
This morning I mixed French roast with Matte Glaze and painted over crackly surface.
Next I mixed Sand Texture paste with Fresco green olives and pushed it through a leafy stencil!
I added a bit of dimension to it after it had dried by adding Distress inks, intense and water.
I mixed bead gel with fresco Rose and applied through a stencil too. This was also aged with distress inks.
To make my flowers glisten, I mixed mica flakes with Gloss glaze and added it to the petals.
I mounted my photo, which I took in my garden last week, added scruffy calico and some corrugated card.
I used my PA Words 2 stamps to stamp the word Shabby and also randomly in the background.
For an experimental play, I am quite pleased and want to thank Leandra for taking off my blinkers!

I am entering this into the PA challenge.


  1. Wow, haven't you been having fun playing?! I was inspired by the glazes on the video especially and prepped some tags and book pages, but then haven't had a chance to play with them yet. I love your shabby clematis, and all the beautiful effects around it.
    Alison xx

  2. Wow love all the different things you have going on here and they all come together perfectly xx

  3. This is lovely Hazel! Love all the different textures you created from the gels, etc. It all compliments your photo beautifully too.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Oh! This is fabulous page Hazel! You tried a lot of textures and got a lovely results, it's wonderful. I love the sparkling petals. My clematis is double-petaled and pale lavender

  5. Nice to push yourself once in a while... that is rather a lot of different mediums on a single project! Lots of interest on this page.