Sunday, 9 August 2015

Mixed Media World - Gorgeous Textures

Hello everyone,

Time for another monthly challenge over at Mixed Media World and the theme for this month is:
Gorgeous Textures.

So, we'd love to see all your wonderful textured creations. Remember that you can add textures in lots of different ways: paint, Gesso, texture paste, beads, hessian, twine....the list is endless!

For this challenge we are being sponsored by:

For this challenge the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from The Old Design Shop.

For this challenge, I took my beloved wood and set about adding texture to that.

The texture was achieved using all Decoart products and blasted with a heat gun before they air dried to get the 'bubbled up' effect. If you want the crackle glaze and paste to crackle DO NOT heat with the heat gun first as this will destroy the crackle effect but I wanted this blistered bubbled effect so it was okay ;)

Decoart Paints, Decoart Crackle Glaze, Decoart Crackle Paste, Crafters Companion stamps, Tim Holtz embellishments, rusty wire and a rusty washer.

Hope you like it and you'll come and join in
Donna x


  1. Love this grungy textures piece I just want to touch it! You have achieved an amazing aged effect.
    Amanda x

  2. Amazing texture with Deco art products ,Donna, beautiful work on wood!

  3. What a fantastic work is this?! Amazing Donna! I am thrilled about it!

  4. That sounds like a great challenge Donna.
    I like the effect you got.
    Big hugs,
    Lynne xx

  5. So much texture and so much bumpiness and such stunning rustic grungy colour! Loving the layout too and those amazing embolus too xx

  6. Grungy, textural and oh-so-cool! Adding that bright pendant in the center of all that grunge... amazing!

  7. Fantastic - great colors and texture!
    Sandy xx

  8. Holy amazing Donna! I just love the earthy feel to this, your rustic textures and erosion techniques really look incredible!! I think I want to touch it!! tee hee. hugs :)

  9. So fun - your blister bubble effect Donna - fits perfect with your rusty wire and washer. For some reason it reminds me a bit of the old west - the stars, the pattern could be Native American, so rustic - just a neat creation - for sure!! j.

  10. Just the way I like them...blistered, bubbled and grungy! Love this from the rust to the crust!

  11. Wowzer - love the blistered look, and the fantastic jewel colours - and the rusty embellishing - what a brilliant creation!
    Alison xx

  12. Yummy, rusty, gorgeous grungy textures! Ruth xx