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Friday, June 26, 2015

Spotlight Artist - Samra - Texture Galore

Hello everyone, Samra here of Paper Talk with Samra thrilled to share with you step by step of making this father's day card:


This card is filled with textures and I'll show you how I achieved this look.


I started off with a 6" x 6" piece of cardboard...


Covered it with Mod Podge and scrunched up white tissue paper. As you can see there is some extra paper around the edges, they are wrapped around the edges and glued on the back. You might ask later on, why did she even put on the tissue??? Well, I cover the cardboard with tissue paper since once it is dry it is way sturdier and covers up the edges of the cardboard so it almost looks like working on canvas...


Once tissue paper layer was completely dry, I covered it with thick layer of home made texture paste, (recipe can be found on Pamellia's blog HERE) and made groves with my Pampered Chef scraper (???) Works like a charm spreading the texture paste :)


Once paste was dry I painted it with shown paints...


Here is the closeup of the texture and crackle paint effects...



Here you can see the final touch to the weathered wood panel...


To create my sentiment I cut out the sign using my beloved Cricut, glued together all the cutouts and got a very dimensional sign which I covered with Mod Podge and black tissue paper. It was quite time consuming wrapping everything and making sure that letters are recognizable once everything is glued, but my husband sure is worth it, and some..:)


Once tissue paper layer was completely dry I rubbed almost dry paint brush that had white paint on it to get that carved in stone look... Well, that is it from me... I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you at least some new perspective on using certain products while creating mixed media projects. 

There is still time to enter our current Challenge "Make it Masculine

Thank you so very much for stopping by.... 
Samra

35 comments:

  1. Wow, Samra! What amazing wood wood and carved stone textures you have created! I've always wondered how you made your lovely backgrounds, and so happy you shared it with us here today! You make that background look so simple, but I know so much love and attention goes into all your cards! Now we all have one more mixed media technique to try! Thank you for your fabulous tutorial and a great card! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara :) That background is simple, you can apply any color you want depending on the project so it it one of my favorites :)

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  2. Wow, love the chunkiness of this Samra, looks so strong and perfect for Father's Day. Amazing range of textures, it looks fabulously tactile. Great tutorial. Nicola x

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  3. Amazing textures and tutorial samra, i will certainly try this out
    Adhiraacreations

    Adhiraa@Facebook

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  4. The panelling is very clever! Great tutorial! I'm sure your husband was thrilled!

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    1. He was :) I am glad you like what I did Ros :)

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  5. Awesome tutorial ! The results are mind blowing :)

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  6. What a wonderful tutorial!! I would love to try this...a gorgeous Father's Day card!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  7. Oh, Samra, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful background technique! It looks just fantastic! I am so privileged to receive a bday card from you with such a perfect background! Great tutorial, my friend and your card is AMAZiNG!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Branka :) It is simple to do and the result is quite good :)

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  8. Awesome project Samra! Love all the texture! Thanks for sharing your creative process! I bet your husband loved his gift!

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    1. Awww, so good to see you stop by Mona!!! Yes, my husband loved his card :) The panel makes this card quite heavy, so he named this card a quarterpounder :)

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  9. Oh wow, Samra, this is stunning!! The texture is amazing!! Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial!! Wow!! I love, love this!! It's gorgeous and you are such an inspiration!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa, you always make my day with your visit!!! Thank you so much my dear!!!

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  10. Terrific techniques to make this great card

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Just fantastic Samra..fabulous technique and such a wonderful thick masculine project...love it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Oh wow Samra, this is a beautiful creation, I just love the background! I think I need to try Pamellia's homemade paste recipe too! Thank you for sharing the how to! Anne x

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    1. Thank you so very kindly Anne :) The texture paste recipe is so easy and makes such great and inexpensive mixed media necessity :)

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  13. Jeepers!! Samra, what an amazing spotlight post on texture. I love what you have created here and thank you so much for sharing this with us too. That crackle is lovely and using the scraper is just genius. Just a cracking post and tutorial to read xx

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    1. :) Thank you my dear, glad you like it :)

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  14. Textures abound in this wonderful creation. I love that you used the tissue paper and had the patience of an angel to wrap it around your letters. Wowzers! Your husband sure is special to receive this fantabulous piece of art! Thank you for sharing your process and writing this spotlight post. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

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  15. Samra, you have really rocked this Spotlight Post!! That background is absolutely amazing and I am swooning as I watch the magic unfold! You put so much TLC into wrapping up that text and it was worth it for that unique texture! Your hubby must have been gaga over this beauty! Thanks for all your hard work my friend, you are truly an inspiration. hugs :)

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    1. Awww, my dear dear friend!!! You give me wings...

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  16. Oh, the wood texture you've created is brilliant. Fabulous post! Ruth x

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  17. What a wonderful textured project for Dad - great step by step tutorial Samra!

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  18. Wow! What amazing texture! Inspiring indeed! Chrisx

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