I named this page Totally stumped because i looked at it for 3 days trying to come up with a cool caption/quote or title but it had me totally stumped, which worked out well in the end.
I started with a fairly plan background paper from and old range from Fancy Pants, using a mask and texture paste to create some texture in 3 areas. Once the texture paste was dry I placed the mask back over the over and randomly added 3 tones of ink here and there to colour the textured area, by placing the mask back over the area only the texture paste is coloured and not the background paper.
A close up of the texture and ink.
And close up photos of the finished textured areas. Once finished I added some drops of glue and scattered glass beads around once dry tipping off the ones that weren't stuck I then used some watered down white paint and dabbed a little paint onto the beads to help them blend into the background.
Memory Maze log was first painted in a white paint that had been watered down, i didn't paint the entire thing I then sanded it lightly to ruff up the surface but not take the paint off, adding brown ink to the edges for a little extra colour, I then re-did the engraved lines in black.
A small cluster of flowers, metal flowers are Petaloo and all other flowers are Green Tara
Another cluster of flowers and a metal charm tree that has been painted white then sanded and Tim Holtz stickles added to the tree like leaves.
Memory Maze large gate, lock and key have all been painted in white and had rusting powder added but only here and there. The lock and key tied onto the gate with Green Tara wire cord.
Close up of the key and lock. Another small cluster of flowers