|Front with the Frayed Fabric|
When you open it up there is a little surprise:
And a close up:
I wanted lots of color and texture in the inside. I started out using Texture Paste and the Hearts stencil to lay down the first layer. After it was dry, I spritzed it with Spray Distress Stain and let that dry. I then applied Prima's Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste in places over the top of the first layer. It did react a bit with the underlying stain because it is water based but I liked the look. When that was dry I added more color with Distress Paint, misting it well so it would blend and run into the nooks and crannies. It's fun to get messy!
I am also entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "New to You". I tried a new technique (the Frayed Fabric), used a new die set I got for Christmas (Thinlits Labels), and the Art Extravagance Texture Paste is new to me (more experimentation forthcoming!) Be sure to check out their challenges – they are always lots of fun!
Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)