Saturday, January 4, 2014

Technique Twist Challenge and Blog Hop

Time ready flies, we've reached 2014... Whatever had happened in year 2013, I believed we have reaped what we sowed; whether it's good or bad... We are all growers of our lives, if year 2013 was not a pleasant one, then grow 2014 well... I wish everyone a good 2014 year ahead...

Something to annouce and share here, I'm honoured to be part of The Technique Twist Design Team... For a good start for this year, sharing here is my very first design team project for this challenge; Blurred Vision Watercoloring... Besides, we are having a Blog Hop (details below) for this new year so do join us!! There's some prize giving...

For this challenge, I've created a mixed media tag using Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection; one of my favourite collection... As always, their paper collections always that beautiful...

I started by gesso-ing the entire plastic acetate sheet and distress paint all over using several acrylic paints (supplies list below), creating a wash out background... The edges were then distressed using Tim Holtz distress paint in scattered straw... Script text stamp is from Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection; I did a double stamp using Ingvild Bolme chalk ink as the first layer, watercolour-washed it to create a blur vision then stamped over with StazOn... And this is the final look:

Background distress painting...
I also applied the technique on a stamped embellishment...
  • Gesso
  • Daler-Rowney heavy body acrylic paints (cadmium yellow, yellow ochre)
  • Martha Stewart satin acrylic paint (mint)
  • Tim Holtz distress paints (victorian velvet, scattered straw)
  • Ingvild Bolme chalk ink (shabby tote, stone)
  • StazOn solvent ink (timble brown)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink (tea dye, brushed corduroy)
A Grower's tag... I added some dimensional pearls
in butterscotch to give some texture...

New Year's Blog Hop Order:
If you're following along the blog hop then you just came from Leena's blog. The next stop on the hop is back to The Technique Twist's blog so hop on over and see what we have created to share with you! Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to The Technique Twist for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop! There's a great prize involved so be sure to comment on each blog as you hop and don't forget to play along! :)

Happy hopping and thanks for dropping by...


  1. OMG! This tag is amazing so many details . Love it!

  2. Such a pretty tag and love all the little details you put into it. Awesome job!!!

  3. What a wonderful collage of artistic elements. Quite an amazing process, thank you for sharing your Vintage touch and technique inspiration.

  4. Oh my what a wonderful work of art and so pretty x

  5. amazing tag!!! Surely would love to receive it!


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