Wednesday, 24 April 2013

J'Adore... La Grunge Paste...

...okay, okay, so French sure ain't my strong point... actually, don't tell anyone will you but... when I took my French O Level, I got... ahem... *whispers* a U grade!!!!  I know!!!  C'est terribles.  Mainly because the French teacher was a bit of an old bat and being as I was a whole 15 years old and thought I knew it all... well, the rest, as they say, is l'histoire (enough of the Francais now right....)  Anyways... why I am speaking French is beyond me, I truly think I am losing the plot... but the thing is, whenever I see the Adore Adage Ticket, I always speak it in a French accent.  Ok, so the accent sounds a smidge like the Gendarme from 'Allo 'Allo but what else can you expect from a French flunkie? 



And the second part of the title... Grunge Paste... WOW! Have  you tried this yet?  Oh deary me, I see a brand new addiction forming right now.  Paper Artsy have worked their magic again and brought out this new texture paste that is, for want of a better word... LUSH.  It is creamy and chalky and dries perfectly and quickly.  I picked up a pot when I was at Ally Pally a few weekends ago and last night was the first chance I had to have a play.  I mixed a spatula of it with Blood Orange Fresco Paint and spread it onto my papier mache board thru a Crafters' Workshop Stencil.  And then gave it a wee zap with a heat tool... mmm, loooove the effect.



Next I got all excitable and remembered that Leandra said you could mix it with Puff Paint... so I did that and bopped some of that onto the papier mache base with a different CW stencil... and dried with a heat tool... wow, puffywuffy indeedily!   The base of the papier mache hanging jobby had been prepped with a mix of Nougat and Chocolate Pud Fresco Paint, I added smidges of torn book pages and then once the stencilling was dried, I added a slap of Rock Candy Cracklepaint so I had a lovely background.


Once all that was dried, I lightly misted the piece with Black Marble Dylusions and then got all excitable with some Treasure Golds, adding smidges of bling and metallic sparkle to patches of the board background.   Remember the rose I made in yesterdays tut?  Well, here it is, along with some cool metal embellies from Prima and Idea-ology.  The ickle butterfly is one of the new JoFY stamps... stamped onto Clearly for Art that had book page stuck to it, painted lightly and then I went back in with a fineliner to add the details of the butterfly back in again.  Heated to make the CFA mouldable and then a couple of antenna made from rusty wire.  Et voila!  Une artistique creationies.... *ahem...*



Right, I shall away... I have that "to-do" list to still tackle... and... nay and thrice, I have a poorly peeper!  My right eye is bugging me big styleee... I think I have somehow managed to irritate it under my contacts as it will not stop weeping and it is stinging worse than a 100 buzzybee's... so I am bespectacled and every so slightly crabby, I hate wearing specs, I always end up covering them with paint, ink not to mention... sitting on them... plus, I can't see right the way around and if I look down I have to drop my head down to see properly... not at all good!  Hopefully this irritation will be gone by later because we out for dinner tonight and being as I am as blind as a bat, I won't be able to put on make up properly, I will end up looking like Jackie Stallone.... *teehee* And on that delightful image, I shall bid you a goodly afternoon.... .*wanders off laughing to self*  TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Hels, beautifully embellished and love your trademark flower. Do I really NEED this grunge paste lol. Tracy x x

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! A brilliant showcase for the flower you made. I love the butterfly and I hope your eye feels better soon! xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fantastic Hels, love the textures and the flowers.. I've just bought some paste ( not grunge) and am yet to dabble, but I am gonna try... If mine turns out half as good ill be over the moon Px

Yvonne said...

Oh Hels...I love to read your blog.
You have such a way with words. Love your tag.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Fab tag. I bought some Grunge Paste at AP too. Have yet to use it. Waiting for fresco paints to arrive.

Thanks for the tut in using it. Couldn't get near demos.

Hope eye is soon healed . X

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, I am just playing with my Grunge Paste, too. it is fab stuff!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Gorgeous flower and I'm in love with Grunge Paste and Puff Paint too. Was playing last night but can't share yet.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Joanne said...

I don't know whether to be nice to you 'cos being a contact wearer myself know only too well what eye pain you are going through, or to tell you to stop it with all this new craft malarkey 'cos I have NO space whatsoever for new stash and you keep making me want more.....
xx

Carole Z said...

Hels you keep finding all this new stuff and you know what us crafters are like - we want it all, pity the bank doesn't see it that way..aaargh! :) Lovely tag too! Carole Z X

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo yes! Love it! kimx

Carol Q said...

scrumptious tag Hels.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is a lush tag Hels, love all the gorgeous detail and embellishments.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Fandhmum said...

Hi hels, truly scrummy tag. I hope your eye is better and dinner was good,
Rosie x

rachel said...

amazingly lush and wonderful work - I love the different colours and effects - so gorgeous xx

StampDancer said...

Beautiful Hels!
Deb M

Moira Greig said...

Love your tag. I also have the Grunge Paste and haven't used it yet, hopefully later this week I'll get a play. NEED Fresco paints! x

Kezzy said...

I have to admit the paste is gorgeous to play with I was using it for the first time last night. Stunning hanging and yes fresco is the best of the best lol I use it all the time and it mixes beautifully with everything. :-) Kezzy xxx

carol e said...

Hi Hels love the tag and all you have used. Hope your eye improves soon

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Oh dear !!, another few things added to my 'I want' list ha ha.
Your tage is beautiful, and loving your use of the paste, I also love the little birdie, he is gorgeous, and your flower, from yesterday's tut, is the 'piece de resistance', gorgeous tag.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Hope your 'peeper' is feeling better today xx

sue said...

Hi Hels
I would just like to thank you for the bracelet I won when you were on tele the other day. never having won anything before it's extra special to receive one of your creations.
Thanks again. xxx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels, my computer is playing up and only just been able to get your Blog! Anyway, love the tag its FAB. I've not used the paste but it does look good. Glad to see that your tutorial rose has got it's airing on this stunning piece. Not good with the eye situation, I too used to wear contacts but after a few infections and a very painful eye, I gave them up and only wear glasses now! My glasses are my jewelery for my face, well that's what I say anyway. Have a great meal and enjoy you day. Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

Marianne said...

I love the sentiment stamp, but can't find it. Is it in a stamp set? Beautiful tag!

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