Friday 30 May 2014

Clarity Challenge- Its All About The Words

A bit of a last minute project for the Clarity Stamps Words Challenge, and has I haven't used the Word Chains before, it was the perfect opportunity

I applied the DecoArt Texture paste through the following Clarity Stencils
Stripes, Dotty Wave & Double Bubble stencils to a 8'' x 8'' piece of chipboard

Then stamped the words from Clarity Stamps Word chains 3 & 4 onto card then tore the edge and glued onto the Chipboard and applied Gesso around the edges, and the same with the image

I then applied DecoArt one step crackle on the image and words and heavily around the edges and left to dry overnight the crackle effect is amazing

I then applied a wash of Prussian blue , heavier around the edges, followed by a wash of Quinacridone gold, heavier more intense in areas on the texture
I finished with areas of one step crackle around the edge thickly to get larger cracks


  1. Wow Jools this is fab love all the texture and your colour choice makes this fantastically moody. Love it!
    Amanda x

  2. Amazingly beautiful. I love what you did with color and texture. I can't figure out if this is a stamp, photo or printed image. It's just a stunning piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fantastic depth and real dramatic colouring, is that a photo in the middle?

    1. It was an image that I digitally distressed, then applied the crackle product to and coloured with a light wash

  4. OOO I love the depth you have got here and the dark colours make it really dramatic! Thanks for entering and good luck in the challenge! xx

  5. Fabulous Jools good luck and thanks for entering

  6. Lovely moody piece of Art, thanks for entering the Clarity challenge Jools and good luck.

  7. Love the vintage vibe, Jools! Great photo manipulation for the perfect look!

  8. Blown away by this... the atmospheric colours, glorious texture and crackle - hauntingly beautiful, Jools!
    Alison xx

  9. This is just gorgeous! The proces sounds quitte simpel but the result is amazing!

  10. Absolutely blown me away

  11. This is a wonderful piece, so filled with layers of texture. The color palette is perfect for that photo!

  12. Beautiful colours and textures Jools!