The Woodware Challenge team have introduced a new feature for this week. They will be asking their retailers with blogs to be guests and feature a project on their chosen theme for a challenge for you each month, I am the first retail guest to take part and I'm kick starting your challenge off with a no paper, no problem challenge.
I picked this theme as I very rarely use patterned papers and prefer to start with blank pieces of paper and card. I love these images from Stampendous and wanted to do something different from the floral and butterfly stamps I originally short listed to use for my project.
Stampendous Cling Mounted Stamp CRR163 Old World Map
Stampendous Cling Mounted Stamp CRN251 Suitcase World
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Vintage Travel Collage - 10001146
Various Stampendous Frantage Enamels, Fragments etc
Woodware Recycled A4 Card - Hairy Manilla - 15 sheets - (Rec13)
Woodware Water Colour Card Pack - 2947
Sakura Box of 24 Coloured Pencils (8805H24)
Woodware Blending Chalks (2887)
Woodware Plain Masking Tape (pack of 10 rolls, 10 metres per roll) - 25191
Woodware Roll of Wood Veneer 10cms x 8 metres (28288)
I made the 8" x 8" base card and also the two 7 3/4" panel from the Hairy Manilla card.
I used chalks on one of the panels, then added the masking tape in varying stripes/colours. I stamped the map and suitcases randomly over the top with Stazon ink.
I only used a small torn strip on this project so I have the rest to use on other projects.
For the main background panel I used various Stampendous embossing enamels/powders. I placed them randomly on the card and heated them from underneath (with no embossing ink or glue). I find that pinching up the powders or using a small scoop to scatter them in small amounts helps control things a bit. Once the powders were roughly in the random positions I carefully lifted the card to heat. As it is a large panel it is hard to add powders with one hand so I find it best to add them before carefully lifting it. You can always do a final tidy up with your finger before heating.
I used Aged Gold and Aged Copper enamels and the Detail Capri embossing powder (from the Teal Frantage kit)
I love the way the enamels expand and using a detail powder with them adds a different texture. The Capri embossing powder has a very glossy glass-like finish to it.
I love the wood veneer on a roll, have you seen this yet? It's very thin wood on a roll for decorating. The veneer is thin enough to punch and will cut with scissors. I tore this strip off, yet again, it's random.
The roll is 8m long and is 10cm wide and 0.08mm thick.
The main panel has a mixture of elements from the Green Frantage kit along with Aged Gold and Aged Copper, some mica flakes, etc.. etc...
I tied some of the hemp cord into a knot for an embellishment.
It just needs a greeting to be added now.
Please visit the Woodware challenge page to add your entry. I hope you will join in with the challenge and show us your work, remember, no printed papers!!!
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