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Papertrey Ink-Blog Hop Challenge – August 25

Here is the inspiration photo for the Blog Hop Challenge.

papertrey aug photo

I decided that I wanted to capture the texture of the paint as well as the colour.  At first, I thought about digging out some Acrylic paints but then decided that coloured embossing paste would really emphasize the texture.  I had the paintbrushes from the Friendship Jar Fillers set so the card came together quickly.

I coated the paintbrushes with clear embossing powder so make them stand out more against the strong background.  I think it turned out quite well.




Papertrey Ink Challenge # 254

The challenge this week is to use texture paste with stencils. I still don’t have any Papertrey Ink stencils, so once again the challenge for me is to find a Papertrey Ink substitute that I can use.

This is another project that looked better in my head than on paper, but it is kind of OK.

The biggest bummer for me was opening four different jars of embossing paste, only to find that they were completely hardened in the jar.  Luckily, my Ranger texture paste was “good to go” and I could just add some spray mist to make it blue.  If anyone has a foolproof way to store embossing paste, please let me know.



Supplies:  Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Wave die (made into a stencil), Papertrey Ink Keep Swimming stamp set, Ranger Texture paste,Radiant Rain Mist, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp dye inks, recollections cardstock, Hero Arts card base and Scor tape.