Thursday 1 August 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Texture

This month it's my turn to choose the topic - and the choice was easy - Texture!

I love texture.  I love when a project looks tactile and you want to touch it.  I love looking at the different elements.

Here is my first project this month:

I started by adding newspaper strips to a grey board panel.  

I then brushed Buff, Terracotta and Mahogany onto the dried panel.  

I used a spatula to add a layer of Lava Paste.  Before drying this I added a layer of Andy Skinner 'Satin Sunset' embossing powder.  Once heated, I thought this actually looked like reptile skin!  I love this effect.

I stamped the Mechanical Heart onto metal, heat set it, before cutting out and adding it to the panel.

I love the different textures created on this panel.  It certainly has a lot of texture!

Thanks for joining me today.  Do pop over to the challenge blog.  I would love to see you join in with this challenge.  Don't forget, you might be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend on the Country View Crafts website.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow--so artistic & beautiful! I love the look of the Lava Paste!

  2. Wow! Love it 😍

  3. This is fabulous Miriam, the Lava Paste looks amazing! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  4. The lava paste has an incredible texture! Love the metal heart too!

  5. The lava paste looks interesting!!! I've never heard of it before - so thanks for the inspiration!!! Great theme!!! Have a nice weekend!!! xx

  6. Cool piece of art, dear Miriam! That lava paste with the embossing powder looks so, so cool! Love it!
    Thank you for the theme this month - one of my favourite things!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
    Evelyn xxx

  7. This is wonderful Miriam - not seen that lava paste before - will be looking for some of that! Big hugs Rachel xx

  8. First I'd like to say that I love your challenge because I love texture. I just don't use it enough ! I also love your first project ! It is fab !
    Corrie x

  9. Great texture Miriam..a very cool heart. Thanks for the challenge xx

  10. Ooh - how cool! The industrial heart is great and I can hardly believe that lava paste - wow!
    Alison x