Monday, January 6, 2014

Die~Namites January Sketch Challenge & Dare "Texture-Song Bird"

Welcome to this months Sketch Challenge and Die~Namites Dare!!!

Every month a new sketch will be introduced....
the sketch can be interpreted as a card, layout or altered piece!

You need to use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.

You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants
for a $25 Gift Certificate to the Die~Namites Dies

Also Die~Namites is having another Design Team Call 
you can find out more about it here.

Here is this month’s sketch.....

Dare for January is......use Texture on your dies!!

My Take on this sketch challenge is all about "TEXTURE"!
Adding texture to your Die~Namites Dies cut outs...

Bird Song

Texture Tutorial
Pick size of card 6 1/2 x 5
Distress the edges of the pattern paper and card base.
Add some gesso to the edges of pattern paper-it gives the paper
a shabby chic feel...
Using your favorite mask/stencils 
add texture with plaster/gesso mixture 
I like to add a few layers to make it thick...
Taking the "Song Bird" die cut
I gesso the whole cut out, adding a layer of plaster 
and dry with heat tool and repeat!!
I repeated this step a few times...
While the last step dries...I splattered my favorite mists 
over the card front....
Last step I added even more texture
by using Viva Precious Metal Colour in Mother of Pearl
heat set it to texture!!
close ups...of the "song bird" die cut and texture

Thanks for stopping by today,
for more details on the sketch challenge & dare
click here.

hugs, Peggy Lee

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