Skull and Metal

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell loves creating amazing texture with our stencils…


Hello everyone!


I’m here to share another make I’ve created for Visible Image.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:





Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.



I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.



Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with ‘Mr Bone Jangles’ onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.


I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate



Around the edges of the card, stamp the ‘Elementa’ background stamp randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest



To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the ‘Music On World Off’ set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.





To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.





You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!


Products Used:


Mr Bone Jangles stamp set




Grungy Union Jack Stencil



Music ON World OFF stamp set



Elemental background stamp


Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

H xx




Brilliant card Heather! Love the metallic texture with these stamps, it looks awesome!! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s fabulous projects over on her blog.



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