Saturday, 3 October 2015

Chicken wire

Hello there!  Well today has been a great day at Port Sunlight, catching up with loads of crafty pals, admiring loads of beautiful artwork on display, and soaking up loads of ideas and inspiration from talented demonstrators.  Oh, and not forgetting loads of shopping!

I thought I would share one of my favourite samples from last months Clarity show on Hochanda. using a technique I learned at one of Maria Simms workshops in Shrewsbury.  Thank you Maria!

It was really easy to do. 
  • I dragged grunge paste through the chicken wire stencil and left to dry.
  • Using the tags stencil, I cut out a tag, glued a cardboard 'nut' into position, and painted both pieces with blue acrylic paint.
  • Once this was dry, I painted both pieces with black acrylic paint, then wiped some off with a baby wipe (if I'm honest, a few baby wipes!!!!)  I deliberately left it quite grungy as I wanted this 'dirty' industrial look.
  • Then I dry brushed with a tiny bit of silver acrylic paint to highlight.
  • The sentiment was stamped in versamark and embossed with silver detail powder. 
  • Some screw head brads, and then matted and layered to finish.
I have to admit I was really pleased with this one, I hope you like it too.  Till next time.  Xxx


  1. great card Barbara and thanks for the breakdown xx

  2. Fab card Barbara - I have never tried this technique, but I will be for sure...thank you for sharing and have a great week, xxx