Thursday, 22 February 2018

Mixed media grunge-without black

 Having lost my mojo a couple of months ago, my mojo is now in full swing so I am making the most of it! These creations are yet another entry for the Simon Says Monday challenge, now my third entry, and for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which is "make your own background".

My challenge to myself today was to create a grunge look without using black ink, black paint or my beloved black china pencil.

This was the result...

lilac grunge 1 
Again, just using a plain piece of A4 300gsm cardstock I started layering acrylic paint in shades of lilac and brown.

lilac grunge 4 

I later added some white and then stencilled a few designs in gold. 
lilac grunge 9 

I also changed the colour of my Tim Holtz ornate book plate by brushing it with gold gilding wax, and added some gold metallic thread.

lilac grunge 11 

I have to admit it was hard for me not to pick up some black ink, but I really like it without black.

lilac grunge 10 

I am hoping in not the too distant future to start a Youtube channel and upload some process videos to show how I create this artwork, I will let you know when I do.

In the meantime, enjoy your day! xx


  1. Gorgeous in purple and gold, your are making me want to pull out my acrylic inks :)

  2. Gorgeous cards! the background is fabulous, love the purples and browns together and the stencilling and touches of white and gold are perfect! Very lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. stunning background Eleanor, love the purple and gold combo, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  4. looks it!
    :) Karen

  5. Gorgeous card Eleanor! Your background looks wonderful and I love how you've used the gilding wax.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. I love what you have done here on the background. When I see the creativity of others, it always blows me away. Really wonderful work.

    Diana @ playing