Monday, July 25, 2016

Texture tag with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about adding some texture to your project.

For my texture tag I actually kept the texture quite to a minimal, I wanted the texture of the stencil  which I've embossed with to show through as much as possible. Embossing with stencils is something I've only done once before and I'm in love with the subtle look it gives. Tim explains in CC102 the order of how to emboss with stencils. I was stubborn, did detained the order, just switched the whole sandwich upside down, and then nothing happens. Quite strange... But from now on, I won't be so stubborn and will just follow the instructions... LOL!


To highlight the subtle embossing of the stencil, I've used different colors of Distress Ink. I've applied them with very light presssure, because the embossed parts needs to be darker dan de flat parts. I find that it works better if I apply multiple layers with Distress Ink.


Of course I also had to add some other texture to this tag, and so I used the Sunrise Sunset stencil with Texture Paste and Black Soot Distress Paint. This is my favorite way to add texture to my projects.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Mary Elizabeth said...

First of all, I just had to laugh about following (or not) the instructions on the stencil embossing sandwich. That's me. Been there ... Done That ... Bought the postcard. Next -- I love the tag -- gorgeous color and the subtle texture. But more than anything I really enjoyed the video. It's so amazing to see the creative process evolve. You just went where it took you. By the way, the use of white so changes the visual impact. Love it!! What a creative gift you have Sandra! -- Mary Elizabeth

ßeulah ßee said...

Can't think of a better way to start a Monday than to visit and watch and listen (♥ Kensington). You have such a knack for using the most delicious colors and I see that mixing Black Soot with texture paste creates the most perfect soft (not blackish black) tint. Love what you've done here (as usual)--have a great week!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Sandra, the colours and details are fabulous and I love that you used a stencil to create texture, absolutely stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Love your mixture of colors on this, Sandra! The texture through your stencil looks perfect, mine always turns out splotchy in areas. Fun to watch your video as always.

Cathie ♥

Mimi said...

Your texture is fabulous here! I think it is the perfect amount!

Barbara said...

Fabulous textures! these colors are my favorite! You'r the Queen of black ! I love this detail in your works, it's your signature! Barbara

Sandy said...

Love your texture on this tag which definitely has your name all over it!
sandy xx

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS background, love the colors!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Stunning!!! Fabulous texture and color too. Love it!

Maura said...

You are too funny with the stubborn story, Sandra! Lovely tag and texture, and I always admire your washi touch. Colors are great too!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous tag as always the colours and stencil texture and of course the highlight of my week...your video tutorial...hugs kath xxx

Macarena said...

Perfect soft texture. It reminds me of the embossing with stencils which I did time ago and have to get back with this technique. I love the distress inking you did and the final touch of white pen! Hugs, Marzena

Meihsia Liu said...

Great colors and texture! Sandra, your tag is so gorgeous! :)

Anya said...

Awesome tag! Thanks so much for the fun video sharing how you created this beauty!!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous tag, packed full of wonderful texture and it's always so much fun watching your videos ~ thanks so much for sharing your amazing project! Hugs :)