Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hexagon Love :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you one of my favourite techniques for creating a textured background, using the faaaaabulous 8 x 8 honeycomb chipboard.

What you will need;

Imaginarium Designs
1 x 12 x 12 chipboard background
1 x 8 x 8 Honeycomb chipboard shape sheet

Other
Impasto
Spray Gesso - Krylon
Spray mist - I used Shimmerz Vibez - Red-y-or-Not

Tools
Spatula or credit card
Heat Gun
Spray bottle with water
paper towels




Prepare background chipboard with a coat of spray gesso and allow to dry.

Create textured masked hexagon shapes with honeycomb chipboard and impasto; scrape the impasto into the open areas of the shaped chipboard, remove chipboard mask and allow to dry.


When impasto paste is dry spray on a liberal amount of mist on and around the masked pattern area.



Tilt your background and allow the mist to dribble down the background.

To soften the look I have also used misted water on the mist; over-sparying and allowing it to run off.


Mop up some ares of the water misted coloured mist; I do this to ensure that I get a 'balanced look'.

Using a small soft bristle paint brush addd some extra spots/splats of mist colour to highlight certain areas of the textured background, ensuring that you maintain visual balance.

Dry the mist off using the heat gun.


This is the finished background [close ups below].





Now!!!!! would you like the chance to win this honeycomb chipboard?????,......and the extras required to create the background that I have shown above [picture below] then all you have to do is.................


Honeycomb IDS 0053


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  leave a comment on this post you will be in the running to win a great pack of ID chipboard to play with! aaaaaaaaaaaand the extras above :) :) :)

Cheers and Happy ID Scrapping :)



Louise xxx


50 comments:

  1. Way totally kool Lou ..Lovin it...

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  2. Oh My Gosh! I would love to win this! I love Louise and her amazing projects!

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  3. I could be such a creative busy bee with this honeycomb goodness!!! Love it :)

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  4. Looks amazing love the way the colour has not totally covered the texture

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  5. Love it and would love to win these goodies..

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  6. Oh wow....lovin this Lou, looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. Oh how generous, would love to get my hands on some of this chipboard, thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. FABO art work, Lou. I am a poor Domestic Goddess, who cannot afford to buy lovely goodies like these. Please take pity on me in my lonely neck of the woods, way up here in Syders and choose me.

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  9. I'd love a honeycomb chippy piece just like Louise used :) I know it would be used over and over and over and over!

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  10. WOW I would love to win this and have a play. Thanks for the chance and showing us how you did it :D

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  11. What fun you must of had creating that background! I would LOVE some of that yummy chipboard and extras to re-create your background! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. thanks so much for sharing the technique....now I would really love the chance to get the creative juices working..... and see what evolves!

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  13. Ohhh too easy...I would never say no to that gorgeous honeycomb chipboard! I love the background you've created, can't wait to see the finished layout!

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  14. wow what a great idea...I'd love to give this a try! :o)

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  15. Wow!!! this is gorgeous!!! Love the effect!

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  16. Gorgeous! I would love to win!

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  17. Love this technique. Hexagons are my favourite at the moment

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  18. Oh wow Louise your background is amazing. Thank you for showing it xox Amy

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  19. Thank you for sharing some of your gorgeous techniques Louise!!! Love the close up photos!

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  20. This is such a cool technique - definitely at the top of my must-try list!

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  21. Oh, I love the idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. toujours aussi fan de vos réalisation Louise, J'AIME
    corinne de france

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  23. I love what you do and how you are so willing to share your creativity Lou!

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  24. Thank you for such for this tutorial, I have so many ideas rushing through my head right now. Totally amazing and inspirational!

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  25. oh what a cool tutorial, it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  26. Just love the tutorial, awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies :)

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  27. Looks beautiful Lou, what a pretty honeycomb! :) Loving the new chippy :)

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  28. Great tutorial....& I reckon I could manage this, too:):):) TFS!!!!!!!! Don't put me in for the prize...I'm already expecting one - just wanted to let you know I really liked the tut:):)

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  29. What an inspiring tutorial! I just love this way of creating interesting backgrounds! Thanks a lot!

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  30. Oh wow this looks amazing.. there is no limit to what you can use chipboard for.. fabulous texture and arty end result!

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  31. Wow!!!! Thanks for sharing with us! absolutely stunning!well done!

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  32. What a STUNNING effect!!! Can't wait to try this myself!

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  33. Great technique tip. I think it would make a fantastic background and can't wait to try it.

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  34. What an inspiring tutorial! I just love this way of creating interesting backgrounds! Thanks a lot!

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  35. Fantabulous! You make me want to hop right off and go grab my CB & Gesso this instant.

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  36. looks amazing Louise! TFS!! xxx

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  37. Absolutely fabulous Lou. I always love your tutorials for the little insight into how you create ;-)

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  38. Thanks for sharing your techniques - looks fantastic!

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  39. Thanks so much for choosing Shimmerz Louise! What a fabulous tutorial!!!

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  40. Wow, how cool does this look!! I would love to give this a try..thanks so much for the chance to win :)))

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  41. Thank you for your tutorial, textere looks amazing!

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  42. What a fabulous background. Great tutorial. Will have to give this one a go.

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  43. Super background, love the red colour. I just never knew there is a gessospray on the market. That would be a good start for my canvasses. Thanks for showing the technique!

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