Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tic Tac Toe at Stamps and Stencils

Hi, crafty friends!
I am here today to share my new project with you.
Our new challenge has just started at Stamps and Stencils today and our lovely Toni has chosen the theme Tic Tac Toe.
Here is what I created for this challenge.

Now, back to the challenge... Here is how Toni describes her challenge theme:

This month I'm challenging you to have a little mixed media fun, with a game of Tic Tac Toe. Create a project that includes at least three  of the elements from the table below, chosen from either a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line. Remember, to include some stamping or stencilling.

I decided to choose  Flower(s)/Corrugated Cardboar/Lace, but I also added an image, a metal piece and a circle. I enjoyed the process so much in creating this piece that I totally forgot to take some step by step photos... I'll try to explain how I did this.
I started with a piece of a corrugated cardboard as a base, peeled of  some random parts of it and applied a coat of Decoart media black gesso on top. I wanted to achieve a kind of a patina look on those parts so I used my Decoart media fluid acrylic paint in teal and my copper antique paste randomly.
I used my Brushos in brown and blue to the rest of the cardboard which I previously primed with a white gesso.
I stamped the image using my black archival ink and one of my LaBlanche stamps on a piece of an old book paper and cut out a circle shape. I added some bees wax on top of my image. I attached the image onto my cardboard and I added some coffee dyed gauze pieces behind the image.
 I cut out the frame using my Sizzix die out of a corrugated catdboard. To achieve a rust effect I used my Decoart black gesso, my Decoart chalky finish paint in brown and I sprinkled some cinnamon here and there on top of my wet paint.

I created a fabric flower using my Tim Holtz's tattered floral die and some fabric. I used some of my Distress spray stains in blue and brown tones to color the fabric. To create that flower I also added a piece of some gray lace, a piece of gauze and a metal rose I had in my stash.

 I added a sentiment using the Tim Holtz's small talk stickers.

I like how this piece turned out and I hope that I have inspired you to create your mixed media piece for our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Stamps and Stencils! 


  1. Fantastic project Branka! Love those rusty finishes and the layers of lovely textures xx

  2. Oh my gosh, Branka, this is absolutely stunning!! The textures and finishes are amazing!! I love the rusted frame!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Wow!! I love every single detail!! I keep scrolling up to look at the pictures again!! This is spectacular my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. WOOOOOW, Branka! Anew favorite for me! I love the grungy, crusty look you have created on each element here for a fantastic project! The corrugate background is perfect to display that yummy, grungy frame and the fabric flower! these look like they've been aged in a damp dark cellar--oh! I'm squealing with delight here! Branka, you've created the best grungy project! It amazes me how you can go from the bold brights to this in a wink of an eye! The colors on your frame and flower are AMAZING! Brilliant! Can you tell I'm excited!? Hugs!

  4. Oh my!! Is there anything more beautiful than turquoise blue, brown, corrugated card and rust!!! This is just STUNNING, I love everything about it, especially the fabulous flowers, the gorgeous rusty frame and the wonderful colours you achieved on the corrugated card. LOVE!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. this is very yummy Branka - I adore the colours and the rusty frame is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CVC too! Big hugs rachel x

  6. Oh my goodness, Branka! Your project is over the top FABULOUS! I love the way you've aged the corrugated board and the design elements to appear as though they've been hidden away in an attic for decades! The fabric flower is gorgeous as well. There is a haunting beauty to this piece that I just love!

  7. Absolutely awesome. I love the colour palette and I especially love the face in the frame. This is so cool.

  8. Gorgeous. Loving all those rustic tones. Tracy x

  9. WOW Branka!!! You have such a wonderful diversity with your art. From that lovely bright and cheery tag last time, to this grungy, eroded work of art this time. You can truly do it all!! Your textures and erosion effects are incredible and I just love all the different layers to your flower!! Absolutely amazing my friend! hugs and happy weekend :)

  10. Branka, thank you for showing just how versatile you are with this very moody creation! That you can go from bright and happy to mysterious grunge is such a gift and makes me love you all the more!!! This piece captures my heart! The rust is fantastic against the blue and your flower are by far the prettiest I've seen! Well done, what a lovely take on our theme. Hugs, Autumn

  11. Fantastic project Branka ! The rusting effect is wonderful and the background looks stunning ! Sue C x

  12. Gorgeous creation, I love the stunning colours... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  13. Love this, love the colours and that flowers is fantastic
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie DT

  14. I just love this the rusty effect...Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  15. Love the effect of your project. Lots of interesting details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. I'm falling in love here B! This is spectacular and mouthwateringly gorgeous dearie! What wonderful rusty goodness combined with texture and depth. Gobsmacked in the head I am. Wowzers on the details and the corrugated metal look is fantasmic! I need to see this in person and feel it. Awesome sauce and a bag of chips! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki