22.7.15

Texture Media Experiments

Texture Media
One of the best things about being the  DT of Crafters Corner is one gets to experiment with products one has never worked with before. It is scary as well as exciting at the same time if you know what I mean!
This project featuring experiments with texturing media Whipped Spackle and Glass Beads Gel !
Altered Box
I started off by painting a black box with gesso and sponging with distress inks!

Coloring Texturing Media Whipped Spackle 

Whipped Spackle 
In the Altered Heart Plaque shared earlier I had painted on Whipped Spackle ...that took time so experimented with a quicker way of coloring texture media using alchol inks!
Whipped Spackle
Here is how the yummy Whipped Spackle looks uncolored

Whipped Spackle 
Added a tiny drop of alcohol ink and mixed it with Whipped Spackle on a plastic tray
Whipped Spackle 
Used a Bamboo plastic stencil and spread the colored Whipped Spackle on it using a plastic knife
Whipped Spackle 

Adding Shimmer

Tried mixing in glitter into the Whipped Spackle but that didnt work out as the Whipped Spackle somehow absorbed all the glitter and it didnt show up

Whipped Spackle 
So while the Whipped Spackle was still wet sprinkled fine glitter on it
Whipped Spackle 
Dusted off the excess glitter by tapping. Loved the subtle shimmer it gave!

Smooth versus even more textured Surface

Since Whipped Spackle is very similar to real icing you can get smooth or peaked surfaces by just smoothing or peaking the surface !
Whipped Spackle 
In the top picture I smoothed out the Whipped Spackle using a plastic knife before lifting the stencil while in the  picture below I lifted the knife in areas to peak the surface of the Whipped Spackle texturing media!
Whipped Spackle 
And even the little peaks maintained their shape after drying [ was put to test when the box fell and all the little textures didn't get squashed!]

Texturing with Glass Beads Gel 

Glass Beads Gel 
Glass Beads Gel is another cool texturing medium which has tiny translucent glass beads embedded in it
Glass Beads Gel 

Properties of Beads Gel and How to Use Beads Gel

  • Looks white when you take it from the jar
  • Dries absolutely Clear
  • You can apply it to multiple surface like glass, metal , wood, paper on its own - no need to use any other glue
  • You can use a plastic knife, brush or your own fingers to smear it
  • You can use it on a stencil 
  • You can Paint over it
  • On drying it reflects the colors of the surface over which you used it
Whipped Spackle

Added a border of Cheery Lynn  die cut grass on Whipped Spackle textured box and smeared Glass Beads Gel over it  [seen in white]
Glass Beads Gel 
Here is the closeup of the Glass Beads Gel  showing the tiny glass beads embedded in it and looking white before it dried
Glass Beads Gel 
And here is how it looks once dry... [Takes on an average 12 hours to dry fully clear]
Glass Beads Gel 
On the other side of the box the Glass Beads Gel was applied to a background inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and hence on drying it reflects the subtle green shade
Glass Beads Gel 
Even though you can apply Glass Beads Gel on a stencil it doesnt work well with tiny or too thinly detailed stencils !
Glass Beads Gel
The rather smudgy looking butterfly was made using Glass Beads Gel on the same stencil I used in the Altered Heart which had given such a beautiful effect with Whipped Spackle !
Crystal flower
This altered box has a multitude of media: Crystal flowers, Metal leaves, Thermocol [ foam putty] berries, real pebbles, handmade resin flower and fairy..
Texture Media Experiments
Here is a closeup of the handmade Resin flower on my box lid
Handmade Resin
The little fairy was also handmade using resin and a mould.
Handmade Resin Fairy
I layered embossed Memory Box die cut clouds using foam tape and added a "Dream" glittery sticker[ gifted by my dear friend Lisa]
Embossing

Supplies : From Crafters Corner : Whipped Spackle, Glass Beads Gel
Foam Putty, Dies : Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf Cheery Lynn  grass , Memory Box clouds

43 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sonia, this is absolutely stunning!! You showcased the Spackle and Glass Beads perfectly!! I love the soft, dreamy colors and the texture!! It looks absolutely amazing!! Fabulous tutorial, too!! Love, love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Love the bamboo stencil Sonia..the glass beads gel is just wonderful,I love how it dries clear with the look of tiny bubbles..love your fairy and flower, gorgeous mixed media project.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Very nicework - I like that.
    Regards Crissi

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  4. I now have some new products on my wish list after seeing your fab tutorial. Great project as always.
    Julie x

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  5. WOW!! This looks amazing Sonia. Thanks for all the info on haw you made this fantastic project..Loz

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  6. Hi, Sonia! Thanks for showing all the close ups with the before-&-afters. The experiment with alcohol inks was fantastic. The finished altered box is beautiful!

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  7. Sonia, this is incredible! What fun, getting to play with so many new mediums! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project!

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  8. WOW - Stunning and amazing. Love love that glass bead gel - wow!

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  9. Bravo!
    Fabulous work!
    Hugs!

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  10. How fun getting to try out all those products. This is a really awesome project. I love how it turned out. Nice to see how some of these products work too.

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  11. Wonderful how you created with the mixed media. I like the peaked look of the Bamboo.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. You've done it again, Sonia! Simply beautiful! I'm going to try whipped spackle and glass beads real soon! Thanks for the introduction!

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  13. Such an incredible box made with the textures! Stunning scene and I just love all of the extra added details to your box design!! Thanks so much for sharing the steps! :)

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  14. This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the textures and those branches!!!!!!

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  15. What a gorgeous job you did on this box. Love all the product you introduced me to! The glass bead gel really got my attention, love the look. Awesome scene you have created, the little fairy is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  16. This is gorgeous Sonia!! Love the bamboo stenciling. Both are awesome!! I have never heard of the glass beads.. That's a beautiful texture.. Thanks for checking.. My craft stuff are still in boxes. Have to buy a few shelves. Also my laptop is not working.. So my blog might be silent for few more weeks 😊 once again, thank you so much. It means a lot 😊
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. SO much of detailing on this box ! Loved the combination of various textures starting from whipped Spackle to the lace ! Everything looks beautiful with the soft,light color scheme :)

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  18. Awesome..... Love all the texturing with all the new mediums you introduced.... The whole box is so dream like....
    Thank you so much for sharing.... :-D

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  19. Sonia,I am sure you are having a lot of fun with your mixed media experiments, the box looks wonderful !! loving the crystal flowers and metal leaves (where did you get these from ??) The resin pieces are turning so pretty !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman...the crystal flowers and metal leaf charms are from a local fancy store in Raja Market Bangalore

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  20. Wow. this is super gorgeous. Thanks for demo-ing these products for us.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. Wow Sonia, completely gorgeous!! I just added glass bead gel to my wish list, boy that stuff is so magical! Love the soft green touches, such a wondrous work of art! hugs :)

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  22. This is just gorgeous and thank you for adding that print friendly to you blog. Wonderful tutorial! I love the Glass Beads Gel.... Where did you find that??? That would work for underwater scenes really nice. Great job on the background so creative.
    Hugs, Pat♥

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  23. I absolutely love this!! Thanks for showing how the products worked, and didn't, lol. I've not heard of the bead paste but love the effect. It really has an ethereal quality to this creation with the subtle colouring and embellishments such as the fairy and flower. I love girly, pastel and delicate so this is just my kind of thing. Debra x

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  24. Wow! What incredible look!! Gorgous project, love it!

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  25. This is beautiful Sonia, fabulous dimension and pretty details.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. wow....is brilliant work....

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  27. Wowzer! This is just amazing! Love the texture and all the details you added! Beautifully done! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  28. This is fantastic! I love how you showed the two types of mediums. The beaded gel is really cool! I might have to get that next time I go to the craft store! I love this box. Awesome work! :)

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  29. Am loving the look of this gorgeous creation, &the colours are fabulous. I can see a 'fashion' change in our crafting with M/M, it sure is one of my loves...relaxing, expressions of the heart and mind and so creative...great one Doc.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  30. Oh what fun you have! This is so fun- LOVE all of the dimension and texture and shimmer. The resin fairy and flower are beautiful added touches!

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  31. wow this looks so interesting all that playing to create something so beautiful, great texture and depth
    hugs Kate x

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  32. Wow, Wow, Wow! What an amazing box you have made! Thank you for sharing the photos of your techniques and products! I have not used many of these products before either. I love to make scene cards but I have only used stamps and dies so your scene on this box is totally amazing! I am blown away - it's fabulous!

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  33. Hi Sonia, thank you for posting on my blog. I like this gorgeous creation and the beautiful layout.
    LG Petra

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  34. Amazing woooohooooo
    I never seen glass bed texture like you show here
    that bamboos texture amaze me
    wooow woow woooowwww Sonia
    this is adorable many texture and thanks again for the tutorial
    now it is 23:35 in Germany will catch up again tomorrow okay
    hugs from Germany
    Monika

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  35. Stunning work of art! I've never seen some of the mediums you have used...thanks for the tutorial! Time to go shopping I think!

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  36. Wow ur projects are just awesome even i m a doc and m doing projects wid my son

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  37. Beautiful box, so delicate! Well done! And I like experiments, too. :-)
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  38. Wow such detail. Thank you for sharing these techniques. I am now a new follower of your blog and I'm off to play.....you've inspired me. Thank you Wynn x

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  39. Your tutorials are gorgeous. Thanks.

    Marjeta

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  40. this is sooooo prettyyy!!!

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