Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have created A new technique called aged plaster!

Happy Wednesday , and welcome back for another cuttlebug challenge blog be inspired challenge.
This week the challenge is to use a mask and glimmer mist to create a cool texture or look...I took this challenge to heart and did both! The texture is unique and the visual effect is remarkably similar to glazed pottery or plaster that has been around for years, and aged to perfection in just a few steps.



Start with a die cut {I have used the negative die cut for my project}the photo shows the positive die cut to give you a visual of where I started. My die cut piece is a medium thickness cardboard or chipboard.


Place the negative on  your card stock with a removable adhesive. With a small putty knife apply a thin coat of joint compound, this is very inexpensive and found at all hardware stores. Pull off your "mask" or stencil right away and let dry overnight.


Its OK if the joint compound seeps under your mask a little it adds to the character of your aged look.You can use a q-tip to remove any blobs if necessary.But leave the little areas that your joint compound looks thin.


Spray your dried project with glimmer mist, or shimmer paint. allow to dry, then coat entire image with versamark and clear embossing powder, heat emboss as may times as you desire. The joint compound will begin to crack. Spray with more glimmer mist to get into all the cracks.


If desired you can also rub with a darker ink to 'age' the piece even more, spray one final time with the glimmer mist. Allow to dry completely and embellish as desired.


What do you think of this cool technique? It was half planned and half discovered along the way...as most things are!
I know you will want to pop in and see all the wonderful and awe inspiring samples from the rest of the DT~ Happy Creating !

10 comments:

Papeleria Dume & Stationery said...
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America said...

holy moly girlfriend! This is fabulous. LOTS of work - but what amazing results!! YOU ROCK!! Literally! heheh

Jenn, Australia said...

Wow - awesome! I love mixed media and great to see Stampin Up! used in a unique way. Well done Shantaie

Cindy said...

You went all out on this project, Shantaie! Way to go!! Love it!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Shantaie This is simply `Gorgeous` cool new technique!!!!!!!TFI
Have a fab week:)xxx

Cheyennemarie said...

Very inspiring. I bought some tubes of 3D texture paint that you're suppose to put on walls on sale at Ms a while back and haven't found a use for them yet. Time to get them out, blow the dust off, and make some cards. TFS

Meda said...

What a messy technique! Love the how to photos!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness this is creative! Very cool!

Happy blogoversary. I saw your post in the blogging forum at SCS.

BTW, why Frou Frou? Is is after the music group?

Giselle said...

very neat, VINTAGE is sooooooooo IN right now!! thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Taie