Jul 14, 2016

Infusions Over Crackle with Lynne Perrella Stamps


Today I am thrilled to join Frilly and Funkie as a guest designer for their All Lined Up! challenge with host Jenny Marples.  Jenny says, "For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don't count!)"


I started with a section of Scrabble board game and covered it with layers of chipboard strips.  Then I gave it a splatter of gesso across the middle and a whip of DecoArts crackle paste across the bottom.  Later, I decided to flip the orientation.


Remember when you were a girl and would take all of your babies out and line them up to play, well that's what I did with some NBUS (never before used stamps).  I just wanted to play, play, play!


I decided to emboss the mesh stamp in one of my mom's beautiful EP colors.  I stored them upside down in this cookie tin.  I chose PSX Woven Tapestry, after seeing it sampled on this scrap.  Would you like to see more of my storage ideas?  Join me tomorrow for my Where Bloggers Create post.  I'll share a full studio reveal!




I knew right away I wanted to play with Infusions powders, but thought I would try a new combination.  I used watercolor crayons to create some background color.  Here you see I scribbled various colors on the board.


I blended them with water and a brush.  Sadly, I forgot to photo the panel after I added the Infusions on top, but you can see the effect in the closeups below.


The Infusions powders (by PaperArtsy if you're wondering) have walnut crystals mixed in with the pigment powder and create a lovely worn shade of the various colors.  Look how beautifully they penetrated my crackle paste!  Here edges of the Prima butterfly collage stamp came out to play.


The edges of the chipboard strips pick up the pooling color and are darker.  I didn't gesso the panel heavily so that some of the original Scrabble board color would peek through in areas.  Easy dimension and depth!


Here you can see the dots of walnut crystal and how beautifully they play with the Woven Tapestry EP.


I used a larger set of alphas of my mom's to create the sentiment, particularly meaningful to me in a time when my country struggles with division...


Our lovely Lynne Perrella lady, also by PaperArtsy, is stamped on a scrap background I made when first playing with Infusions.  This one is from Lemoncello, a lovely yellowy brown with various dots of random colors mixed in here and there, but very sparsely.


I topped her with a silk bow, oh how I wish I could find this hand dyed silk ribbon again...

A very special thank you to the Frilly & Funkie team and to Linda for having me join them this month.  Thank you for your lovely and inspiring challenges and inspiration and for helping create community in our stamping world.

30 comments:

  1. What a fantastic tutorial Autumn! You have treated each layer with care and attention to detail with so much yummy colour and texture. So pleased you are our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie today xx

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  2. Love this fabulous board Autumn - the textures and colours are wonderful, and the images and sentiment are provocative.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Congrats on your GD post !! Awesome board ..loved the fusion of watercolors with infusion .Perfect mix of Stamps n textures !

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  4. A fabulous piece Autumn, love the textures and colours of the different layers. Congrats on the GDT spot.
    Avril x

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  5. This composition is wonderful! The color palette is so rich! I love the way the textured background captured all the various inks and infusions. As to the hand dyed silk ribbon, you might try Really Reasonable ribbon. They carry some in the shop, and the owner would probably be willing to special order for you. She's a sweetheart. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us. Xo

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  6. First, congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie--they are to be congratulated for having you, too! Your mixed media piece is gorgeous--I love the crackling and those infusions look like something that every mixed media artist needs! Love how it seeps into the cracks. Inspiring tie in to the lines theme! big hugs, my crafty friend!

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  7. Congrats on your GD post ,Autumn! I love this project, it's so amazing! Love the crackle effect and all the texture!!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great use of the Infusions, love them on the crackle!
    Alison xx

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  9. Huge congrats on your GD spot!! you totally rocked it!! Your project is amazing!! I love the texture and the colors!! The crackle is fabulous!! This is stunning, Autumn!! Wow!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Fabulous project..love all the texture and design! Thank you for joining our monthly challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle! (I will come back tomorrow to see you work space :>)
    Diane SNS DT

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  11. Just fantastic! Wonderful combination of the crayons and Infusions to create depth and detail over those scrumptious weathered crackle "planks". Brilliant to see you at PA and now at F&F too - congrats on two fabulous guest spots.
    Alison x

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  12. Congratulations on your DT spot Autumn. I am so glad you did not cover up all of that background because it is STUNNING! Your work with the Infusions is amazing, the colour tones are beautiful and the crackles are just - wow!! Love this so much! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Congratulations on your GDT spot at Frilly and Funkie, Autumn! What you did with those Infusions is amazing and I definitely have to get these since I am so inspired now! Your background is simply fantastic with all those awesome crackles and beautifully blended colors! I absolutely love it! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  14. Congratulions! You deserve it! And wow, what a beautiful piece of work! Lots of texture, beautiful colors and I adore the crackle!

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  15. This is a stunning piece of art, but...... the most important rule for the challenge at De Stempelwinkel is that you use at least one stamp sold by De Stempelwinkel, and I can't find one! I'm very sorry, but I have to remove your project from our challenge. Please try again, using one of the stamps sold by De Stempelwinkel (De Stempelwinkel, Enchanted Ink, Non Sequitur, Fusion Art, Cherry Pie, Stampscapes, Designs by Ryn, so enough to choose from!)

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    1. Oh so sorry! I did not notice the rules in the sidebar! I appreciate the notice. <3

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  16. Beautiful! So very happy to have you guest designing with us at Frilly and Funkie. Lovely mix of colors and textures and wonderful striking image to draw the eye!

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  17. Congratulations on Your GD spot! Autumn .
    Your altered scrabble board is just fabulous . Love how the crayons worked with the infusions and the weathered crackle look of the panels- WOW! Thanks for all those close up shots that allow us to truly appreciate .
    thanks too for joining us over at A Vintage Journey
    hugs
    xx

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  18. Autumn, this is such an awesome project! I love MM and you have created a wonderful piece of art. Lots of texture and design. Great bow too! Congrats on your GDT spot. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

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  19. What fun stamps you used Autumn! I just LOVE all the textures you created on your background - thank you so much for joining us in the AVJ monochromatic challenge! Julia xx

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  20. Absolutely beautiful project xx

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  21. Oh, that silk ribbon is just gorgeous, Autumn!!!! ...and how you've done your bg is simply stunning!!!! What a great work of art!!!
    Hugz

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  22. Wauw this is a fantastic creation Autumn! Lots of texture and a beautiful bow. I love the whole vintage look. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. hugs, Marlies

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  23. Absolutely stunning love the step by step showing all the brilliant texture and techniques -congrats on your GDT spot too-so very well deserved
    Carol x

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  24. Wonderful piece of Art! Love the textures and crackles and those fabulous Lynne Perrelli stamps

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  25. That looks like a good use for the Scrabble Board to me Lol! and what a fantastic work of art, love it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  26. Another stunner Autumn! Such gorgeous texture and details. Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

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  27. This is stunning and thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

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  28. Gorgeous crackle, gorgeous stamps, gorgeous colour tones. Just simply gorgeous!!Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Julia x

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