December 17, 2007

my play with Grungeboard





well I got my little stash of Grungeboard today (thanks to Nat at Scraptivate for sending it so quickly). It smells like a new basket ball, it has a sort of rubbery smell that goes with it's rubbery feel, it comes out cleanly and is very resiliant. I stamped on it, heated it, scrunched it up, stained it...all in all I had fun with it. It is terrific value also.
Well enough of my rambling, here are a couple of things I made:
I made a simple sign for the boy's bedroom door, the hangy heart thingy might end up on the front of a book yet, and the canvas (5x7)is my fave, I have added two photos of her so you can see the difference when she is laid down and upright....her wings, crown and the flourish are all grungeboard, the wings have fusible film on them and I was very impressed with how well it took it, instead of gold embossing I simply highlight the pattern with gold rub n' buff, swiped them with gel medium and super heated the film as per usual. (I painted them green first with a green starburst stain), I love that the heat caused the film to curl the wings a little.
Now go buy Grungeboard and have fun!!!

16 comments:

Debbie said...

WOW they are fantastic - wish I could skive off work and go play with mine NOW!!!!

Absolutely fantastic pieces.

Allotment Lady said...

Fantastic - I will be ordering some in the new year methinks.

Brilliant - and yes the Angel is adorable

Lazykay said...

WOW! Beautiful work.

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Melanie said...

ooooo wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous

glitterangel said...

Fabulous, she is absolutely stunning! I must get some grungeboard.

Mandy C said...

ooohhhhh gorgeous work linda... i am dying to try some of this!

Lana said...

wowwwwwww! What gorgeous art work!!! Linda this is fab (especially the green piece - I love this!) I need some now!

Natalie B said...

Gorgeous and I love the 'stuff' too :-)

Glenda L said...

Thanks for sharing Linda. I have a NEED NOW for some grungeboard. Will email and get some sent to me to play with.

kelsey said...

Isn't it just fantastic stuff! These all look really great but I particularly love that canvas piece...the computer screen doesn't do justice to the shimmer that I KNOW is on this piece as well as the texture, it looks wonderful!

Ginger said...

Lovely stuff. Mines here but I still have not got past the stroking of the grungeboard stage yet.
Love the Canvas, the texture on it looks fantastic

Carol said...

Wow what gorgeous pieces - I had resisted the urge to buy some grungeboard but I think I NEED it now!!
That canvas is so devine, truly inspirational.

deb said...

What a fantastic canvas Linda.

Sharon said...

I'll have to get some grungeboard now! Your work is truly inspirational, Linda.

Zuzu's Blog said...

fantastic work ALL of it.. I love coming in here and seeing your work..
I love that you have so much texture going on .. along with the colour and fine details

Scrapnmafia said...

GEL MEDIUM......

That's all I hvae to say.....