Monday, June 8, 2020

The Brothers card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "It's a Man Thing".

For this week, I was still captivated by Tim Holtz's Facebook Live about the Distress Paints from last week, as well as Distress Weathered Wood, the color that I rediscovered due to the lack of the new Distress color. I started with Collage Paper Typeset and some scraps from old book paper to pattern paper and other tissue paper. I applied this with Soft Matte Gel. This is for me the best glue for collaging and adhering other things, it's really very versatile.


After a coat of White and Clear Gesso, I applied some texture with Texture Paste and the Crate stencil. When it was dry, it was time to apply color. I only used two colors for the background, black and Weathered Wood Distress Paint. By using a light and a dark color, you get a lot of variations in between. I rarely use extreme almost opposite colors, and never liked light colors, but have completely changed my mind.
I colored the brothers with Distress Crayon Antique Linen and Stormy Sky, and Tattered Rose Distress Marker. Such a shame that these Distress Markers are discontinued.




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Paula Cheney said...

I love your use of the Crate Stencil for the background. Super effective to get that great grungy look you have going on here!