Friday, 10 April 2015

"GRUNGE,GRUNGE,GRUNGE" at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Today see's the start of another fortnightly challenge at That's Crafty Challenges and our theme is
So time to get all down and dirty and grunge up your makes.
I searched for the definition of Grunge and among other things it said "Grubby and dirty"
For my Grunge inspiration piece I have made a 5" square box canvas and called it:-

 "Fallen Angel".

I first applied modelling paste through Tim's Bricked stencil, blending out the paste where I knew my image was going. Once dry I then applied suitable colours of paint. I used paperartsy Fresco chalk paints in, base layer Concrete and then in this order Tikka and Chutney. Finally and using a large dry brush Little Black Dress. I then watered down slightly some Decoart Traditions transparent Red Iron Oxide. Then splashed with white Indian Ink. 

I then stamped my image "Christmas Angel" by Ocopode onto gesso covered book page and then coloured lightly with gelatos. I have added a little bit of torn sequined netting to her dress and rust embossed her halo (unfortunately photo doesn't really show these well) and then adhered to my canvas using ranger glue & seal.
Finally my sentiment "Fallen Angel" was typed out on my vintage typewriter and again applied with glue & seal.
so if you fancy getting all "Down & Dirty" pop over over HERE and join in with us all.
There is some fabulous inspiration from the team and remember one lucky winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend online at the fabulous store That's Crafty
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. This is so much fun Amanda!! I love your grungy brick background, great drippage! Your angel is so quirky, just perfect for the sentiment! hugs :)

  2. Ha ha this is such fun,love the image and the grunginess...perfectly made as usual of course :)
    Big grunged up hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. 2 fab creations in one day! You are spoiling us. Love how you have done the bricks - really cool and grungy. Nxx

  4. Two wonderful pieces today. I had to stay here as this looks so quirky as well as gorgeously grungy.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Yum - love your grungy brick texture in the background... Looks as though your angel has definitely fallen on hard times - talk about backs to the wall!
    Alison xx

  6. Loving your Grunge page, the brick background is wonderful and i love your Fallen Angel :-) xxx


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