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Magical Textured Background for LSG October Color Challenge

The crew over at Lindy's Stamp Gang are really excited to introduce the October color challenge! It is our hope that we encourage you to try new color combinations, and introduce you to new Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors!


This is my example for the October Challenge - now I really did just use the colours shown, but some of my Magicals mixed a little creating new shades so it looks a little altered from the original colours of: Witchs Potion Purple, Screamin' Banshee Black, Bells of Ireland Green and Tiger Lily Orange.  I've created a really heavily textured piece and while this is in Halloween colours imagine it in blues and purples, or valentine's Day shades etc.  This is really versatile, and you could use it for almost any occasion.

While it's extremely difficult to get a good photo of the stunning colour on this card I will do my best.

When you look at the card it doesn't appear to 'leap' out at you,

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but in real life when the light catches the Magicals and the textured surface this is what you see... 

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I've had a few requests to include the instructions for creating the texture on this project ASAP so I have included these below:

What I used:

  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Micas (aka Magicals):  Witchs Potion Purple, Screamin' Banshee BlackBells of Ireland Green and Tiger Lily Orange.
  • X-Press It Triple Tac Glue
  • Stencil from Clear Scraps - 6x6 Quarterfoil
  • Jo Sonjas Texture paste
  • Base card (white)
  • Scraps of lace and paper doilies
  • Scraps of art tissue paper (plain white wrapping tissue)
  • Scraps of printed scrapbooking papers
  • Viva Decor Inka Gold - Gold
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
  • paint brushes
  • Water in a spray bottle

What I did:

Glue down papers, lace, doilies etc onto base card using Triple Tac, go over some surfaces with a layer of Triple Tac and leave others natural. 

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Layer your elements to create interest, and leave Triple tac to dry completely.

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Using a palette knife apply texture paste through a stencil - make sure you apply it unevenly.

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Leave to dry and your piece should now look like this.

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Apply Versamark Watermark ink to the entire piece, really smoosh it in there so all the nooks and crannies end up covered in this sticky ink.

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Using a small brush apply dry Magicals powder in patches over the background - one colour at a time.  When background is covered completely, use a fluffy brush to gently brush surface to remove excess powder (discard the excess).

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Generously spritz with water to activate the dye in the Magicals - allow colours to blend.  If any of the black is too overwhelming dab carefully with a paper towel to tone it down.

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When dry and this will take a few hours - your piece will look a little like this, beautiful, but needs a little something.

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The final step that brings it all to life is to add a TINY bit of Viva Decor Inka Gold paste in Gold to the textured areas - I like to use my finger to do this as I get better control and honestly I enjoy touching the textured surface.

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The application of the gold brings all the colours together, picks out some of the textured design and adds a richness to the whole surface.

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You can then use this in any way that you like, die cut it into shapes, cut it in a paper trimmer and create tiles, use it as a background (though I think this is far too pretty to hide) - there are so many things you can now do with your textured Magicals panel - the card I created is just one idea!

 LSG October Challenge