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Technique Thursday … and I did it my way!




Hi everyone. Jenny here and it’s my turn to host a Technique Day tutorial with you again. With just a rough idea how I wanted this card to look this is definitely one that I’d class as being ‘my style’ (whatever that is!) Mixed media, fun with paint and layers, it’s all here. As pictures speak a thousand words there are a few to show you the steps taken. So let’s get started…




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I started by brushing the base card with a few strokes of White Gee-Sso Good!

Art 2


Wimberry Pie English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint was combined with water (a lot!) before being sprayed in a diagonal pattern across the card. Some areas were blotted with tissue and the rest left to air dry.


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I used the texture stamp from Sarah’s Choice A5 stamp set with grey ink to add to the pattern and blended brown ink around the edges.

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With pieces of real muslin layered over the top, watered down Hot Cocoa and Wimberry Pie English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint were splattered over the top using a small paint brush to complete the background.

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Using words, text and images from both Sarah’s Choice and the Take The Time A5 stamp set, I created various tags and banners which were inked and stained. Then, with a card blank as a guide, I glued these into a layered pattern which echoed the background layer. You’ll see the pen nibs, hand and ART tag were covered in Glossy Accents to add some contrast.

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And here’s the finished card with the two layers brought together. A touch of glamour came from the silver embossed fussy cut flowers (from the Clock Work A5 stamp set) draped over the top. Now here’s some final close up photos…

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Thank you for joining me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a couple of ideas for using English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paints. If you’d like to find out more and learn lots of fun techniques as part of a mini album project, you can! Join me on Saturday 27th September for a one day workshop that will leave you buzzing with ideas.

For now take care of yourselves,

Jenny xxx

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16 Comments on Technique Thursday … and I did it my way!

  1. Wonderful techniques Jenny. Your finished card really is a work of art. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

    Rita | September 11, 2014 at 10:15 am () (Reply)
  2. Awesome layers, lovely in total Jenny,
    greetings, Alie 🙂

    Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries | September 11, 2014 at 10:59 am () (Reply)
  3. Yum, Yum, Yum. Love all the gloss, the texture, the spray, the EVERYTHING! Great card.

    Belinda Basson | September 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm () (Reply)
  4. This is simply awesome Jenny!!! Love the subtle colours and your explanation of the techniques is brilliant!! A beautiful card and fabulous step by step!! ox

    Margaret Mifsud | September 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm () (Reply)
  5. Stunning Jenny. I love the colour combination and the collage effect is wonderful. I had to check out the muslin stamp as it looked so real!! You know that I use a lot in my work, so I think that stamp will have to be on the wish list. A great step by step x

    Jennie Atkinson | September 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm () (Reply)
  6. What a lovely card, Jenny! Love all the texture and combining the fabric with the stamp adds another layer of fabulousness! Love this card!

    Terry | September 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm () (Reply)
  7. This is gorgeous Jenny. Love the texture and all the different layers and the colours are just stunning.
    Beautiful work yet again.
    Lisa xxx

    Lisa Winnard | September 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm () (Reply)
  8. I love this so much Jenny. You make me want to cut up some medical gauze and play around with it. Here’ s hoping I dont injure myself too soon, I have a feeling I am going to run out of gauze!

    tincan crafter | September 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm () (Reply)
  9. Great card Jenny, love the combination of the stamped texture and the muslin over the top and the fussy cut flowers finish it off a treat. Mo x

    Mo Stokes | September 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm () (Reply)
  10. I just had to come and see how you made this – I love the card Jenny, it’s beautiful.

    Helen Lindfield | September 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm () (Reply)
  11. No one does layering like you, you are the collage queen Jenny and you have such a wonderfully unique style. I love this beautiful creation, I really thought the flowers on top were lace! I NEED that burlap stamp now…… Anne xx

    Anne R | September 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm () (Reply)
  12. Jenny this is wonderfully creative… love the spraying thru the gauzie fabric… love it all.. especially the color you used… very very soothing and loving… thanks for bringing me over here also… I just might be able to get into trouble… also talk about fussy cutting… WOW girl… this is something ELSE… I love all that you created here… but I have to say this… You really have the FLOW going on here… just perfectly done… Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

    Bonnie McLain | September 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm () (Reply)
  13. Jenny this is so beautiful! I love all your work. Those flowers are amazing! All the texture, WOW! So inspired, bookmarked this project to keep inspired! Thanks so much!~kim

    kim | September 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm () (Reply)
  14. fabulous techniques and I love the stamps Jenny..definitely on my wish list. The texture of the muslin really adds to the piece too.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x

    annie g | September 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm () (Reply)
  15. Fabulous Jenny!! Your layers are lovely and those silver embossed flowers are so posh!! I wish I lived ‘across the pond’ so that I can join in on the class on the 27th!! I’ll just have to keep learning and being inspired through blogland! Thank Goodness!! 🙂 XOXO-Shari T.

    Shari T | September 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm () (Reply)
  16. All these layers add up to such beauty. What a gorgeous creation by Jenny!

    Marjie Kemper | September 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm () (Reply)

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