19 April 2013

Grunge paste experiments

Morning! Today is my birthday! I am such a child when it comes to birthdays! I think that they are possibly the most exciting day of the year (I enjoy other people’s birthdays as much as my own you know!)
Anyhoo, at Ally Pally last weekend I bought a small bag full of things, most of which I’ll be unwrapping today as presents but  I did liberate a few items... I have finally got my grubby mitts on some of PaperArtsy’s Grunge Paste. This stuff is fabulous and if you haven’t had a play with some you really should! It comes in a generous tub and is a light grey colour (think grout). I made a couple of tags with new stencils I also liberated! Grunge Paste dries incredibly quickly – a major plus point for the incredibly impatient like me – and can be sanded which brings a whole heap of possibilities (as well as stamped on, stamped in, painted, inked etc!)
So the first tag uses this fab Mini Vine stencil from Dina Wakley, Limelight and Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paints.
The flowers were liberated from a previous project – more details here! The background stamps are various PaperArtsy ones.
The second uses a skull stencil by Andy Skinner and has Dylusions Black Marble ink sprayed on with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink in layers.
The stamps are PaperArtsy and Tim Holtz. I had a lovely experiment and intend to do quite a bit more! Must away now to open all those other 'suprise' goodies!



pommiechook said...

Happy Birthday :) May you have as much fun with your other treasures as you have had with these! Looks good, chook!

Belinda Basson said...

Happy Birthday, my dearest on line friend. Hope you get lots of yummy surprises and that you enjoy your special day.

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous makes..lots of yummy goodies...HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Enjoy xx trace x

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Gabrielle - it's here at last!!! I recognise that top tag.... mwah!!
The skull looks great - must have missed that in your show and tell from Ally Pally!!
Have a great day, and as Marie Antoinette (kind of ) said, eat cake!! xxxxxx

Gráinne said...

Happy Birthday, Gabrielle. Have a great one :-) The goodies look stunning, I think I must have this grunge paste. Love your projects, especially the one with the skellie and the skull ... another item to add to my wishlist *sighs* Suzanne x

isisimaginings.com said...

Happy birthday, have a splendid day. Love those tags, they look fab.

Netrix said...

Oooh happy happy birthday!
Lovely stash and great tags. Have to get my mitts on some GP
Jeanette :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy birthday lovely! Enjoy playing with your new goodies! Take care Zo xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy belated birthday, hope you've had a wonderful day.
Both of your tags look fabulous.

butterfly said...

Belated happy birthday - looks like you've already had loads of fun, but I hope you've had lots more now you've unwrapped all your "surprise" parcels!
Alison x