Friday, June 27, 2008

Grunge Friend

I love Grungeboard and I am fascinated by the stuff - you can mold it, cuttlebug it, paint it, ink it, scrunch it, emboss it…. I started out with the different shape sets and I have used those for different accents - then I fell in love with the plain, uncut and un-embossed sheets of Grunge. I remember when I first found the plain stuff and I wondered what in the world would you ever use that for??? Well here is an example…

Grunge Friend:

The flower and stem were both created from plain Grungeboard. The back/darkest layer of the flower I traced from a chipboard flower, cut out and rubbed the Popper ink pad all over it (and part of the back too since you can see some of the underside of the petals). After the Poppy ink dried I stamped with a Petal image to give the flower some interest. The top two layers of the flower I stamped twice, inked and cut out.

The bending of the petals was achieved by just simply rolling the Grungeboard between your thumb and first finger. After you roll it a few times the petal will keep its shape.

Flower Close Up:

The stem was also traced from a piece of chipboard.

Ink Tip:
I’ve noticed that Pigment based inks work better on Grungeboard. If you use dye based inks they are not true to color (the only dye based inks that I have tried are SU).

You can find Grungeboard at Innovative Stamp Creations .

Thanks for the visit!

Other Info:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Fansy Designs, Summer Elements III, Textured Backgrounds, Nature Silhouettes I
Paper - Flair Designs, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink - Poppy, Rust, Beige (Brilliance); Choc Chip Craft, Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel (SU); Olive, Moss Green (Color Box)
Other - Plain Grungeboard (idea-ology - Tim Holtz), button


rbnwood said...

Love what you did with the grungeboard and appreciate you sharing the how to!

texasjodylynn said...

Seriously amazing!

Joan B said...

Gorgeous. And different. I love different.

kerianne said...

This is brilliant!! I have grungeboard that I haven't yet used and I will be coming back here to borrow your ideas when I do! TFS!!