You might have managed to watch the HOCHANDA shows on Monday when Lauren Hatwell not only showcased new That’s Crafty! products, she also carried out some amazing demos.
Over the next four weeks, I’ll be sharing one of the samples I worked on. This week I am sharing the fabulous MDP Triptych Castle. I know I might seem biased but in all honesty, the quality of the products are incredible – smooth edges and the MDF will take any media. I applied Gesso, water, heat, texture paste, Gel Medium and there was no sign of warping.
The supply list might look lengthy but many of those pieces were extras I happened to choose to add, bits ‘n’ pieces lying around.
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Abstract Stones, Distressed Harlequin Background
Infusions:- Black Knight, Violet Storms
Gilding Wax – Treasure Gold
UHU Solid Glue Stick
Copper Satin Fabric
Rusty Tin Wire
Rusted Fabric Scraps
Sari Ribbon – Stained with Infusions
French Book Pages
Prepare the MDF with Gesso. Adhere torn pieces of book text to the panels. Apply clear Gesso followed by applying the Frank Garcia powders and a hint of Infusions, misting with water, allowing to drip down the panels. Ink up text stamps from Castle Keep, stamping onto the panels in random patches. Stamp LPC stamps onto tissue paper, tear and adhere with a UHU stick (or favoured adhesive). Apply, again, in random patches Grunge Paste with stencils, building up texture and applying more of the powders and Infusions.
On the rear, follow the above steps except don’t stamp any images onto tissue paper, stamp only text.
Returning to the front panels. I happened to have a piece of stamped paperclay (an LPC) which I simply painted and trimmed with Dresden which had been “painted” with the Frank Garcia powders then rubbed with Gilding Wax. Adhere to one of the doors. I also happened to have a piece of rusted fabric. After staining a piece of cardstock with the Frank Garcia powders, I stamped a sentiment from Castle Keep, this was layered onto the rusted fabric pieces and adhered to the front door. Rusted tin wire coiled and placed over the O of the Once.
Attach the doors with rusted tin wire threaded through the holes. Copper fabric torn into strips and seam binding stained with the Frank Garcia powders were also thread through the holes.
Final touches - Rusted Paste was applied to Dresden Trim and used to embellish the main stamped image along with two torn pieces of the copper fabric.
Until next week,