Friday, June 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Challenge 4

Happy Friday!  My weekend is off to a crafty start, I managed to finish my COC3 card like, twelve hours early.  WOOHOO!!!  The lovely sponsor of this week's COC3 Challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

The challenge this week is #49 Layering Stencils with Texture Paste.  If you don't have a copy of Compendium of Curiosities 3, you can order a copy here.  I didn't actually have any texture paste and realized this too late to order any, so I got onto Pinterest and made my own!!

I actually had to make three batches.  The first one, with flour and baby oil, was a DISASTER!  The second one, with flour, paint and Mod Podge, never ever got blended and smooth.  It stayed clumpy and I'll have to make a post with a photo of how it turned out 'cause it wasn't good.  My third try was a keeper!!  Baking soda, paint and Mod Podge.  Awesomeness.  The only issue I had with it was that it didn't really resist ink at all.  So with that in mind, I altered the original plan for the my project and created this.  I didn't wanna risk tearing my ink blending tool on the texture paste so I used Distress Stains instead and I think it was a great idea.

Now if you're wondering where the texture paste is, I'm going to show you!

See the stars in the background?  I left the middle section intentionally white to create a red, white and blue background.  Then I stamped overtop the entire tag with Archival Ink.

In this photo you can really see the stars in the red section.  They stay a bit lighter than the background but still take color.

I'm entering this in just a few challenges:
Thank you SO much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!


  1. wonderful card Lisa.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Nice card, Lisa! Love all your stars and layering. Thanks for joining us for CC3C!

  3. Love this patriotic make! The stars are a great touch! Thanks so much for joining us on this texture challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. Lisa...your patriotic card is so pretty. I love the uniqueness of it with it's blended and stenciled background. Your layered stars, hashtag sentiment and the sweet bow at the top really are a nice touch! Go Red, White and Blue! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  5. Wonderful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  6. Love how you have designed and created this card! Great use of red, white and blue! Thanks for linking your work up at Sister Act. Cathy xx

  7. Super fun and colourful! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  8. Fabulous!!! love tim and love how you've interpreted his techiniques here! Fabulous tag! Thanks for joining us for Anything Goes in June at Crafting by Designs! mo xxx