I’ve recently gotten some feedback that people would like me to include more details on how I achieved certain looks. A lot of time it’s just trial and error but I’ll try to include some more techniques.
Here’s my latest layout. The background took me forever.
I started with paper from the DCWV Old world stack that looked like an old stucco wall with alot of green in it.
I used a brick stencil to create the bricks with modeling paste and sprayed tattered angels baseboard collection (red rocks) through it. I made sure I sprayed some in areas that didn’t have paste for added dimension.
Then I added some Tim Holtz Fossilized amber ink spray here and there and also Heidi Swapp tea colored color shine. I also used a fine spray of water in between the different colors of ink spray. I find that makes the paint move around a bit so you get different colors.
For the grout I tried using both gesso and thinned crackle paint.. When all of that was dry I sprayed more of the browns to color the grout.
Finally I finished it off with a thick coat of crackle paint to make it look like the wall peeking through. I inked with a little peeled paint Distress ink once the paint was all crackled.
The title was created for my cricut explore machine in Design Space using the font quarter mile for the “garlic” and Captain Howdy for the “BREATH”. I adjusted the letters in garlic until they touched and then welded them. Then I attached that to breathe and the arrow.
- DCWV Old world stack
- Crafter’s workshop brick stencil
- faber castel Gesso
- Ranger Texture paste
- DecoArt crackle paste
- Tim Holtz Distress ink-peeled paint, mahogany,walnut ink, brushed corduroy
- Tim Holtz distress ink -Fossilized amber
- Tattered angels baseboard collection – red rocks
- Heidi shop color shine- tea
- cricut explore air