Sunday, March 15, 2009

This Week's Art Challenge and Technique

This is a technique that I have posted before but with a little twist in it. I think I got it from some magazine workshop. I don't remember what the name of it is now. I think it was Faux Metal or something like that.
You will need the following supplies:

piece of chipboard, cardboard, or something like that
masking tape
Coarse sandpaper
little pieces of text
paper clip or something with a sharp edge for gouging
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed (yellow), Frayed Burlap, and Green (optional)
glue stick or whatever glue you like to use
whatever other embellishments you want

1. Tear off little pieces of masking tape and put on chipboard. Overlap the pieces of masking tape so that it covers the entire area of chipboard.

2. Use the end of your paperclip and gouge marks into your masking tape surface.

3. Use the coarse sandpaper and rub into the masking tape surface and all of the edges. Wipe off residue. Don't be shy here. Apply some hard pressure.

4. Use a glue stick and randomly apply small pieces of text onto masking tape background. Let dry.

5. Use Frayed Burlap and apply all over surface of background. You can leave some of the text areas and use mustard seed on it later. Use mustard seed on the text areas and the green on the areas besides the text areas as accents, if you want. Let dry.

6. Add embellishments to the background.

7. Add focal points/images and complete your collage or art piece.

1 comment: said...

I absolutely LOVE this technique - thank you so much! I am just starting to do art, and trying to learn techniques - when I showed this to my friends they were amazed! (so now I know one!LOL) I can't wait to read the weekly posts - whoo hoo!
Linda B.