Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up!

2nd March, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Nancy (Tattered Treasures), who has chosen the theme LAYER IT UP …Nancy says, β€œLet’s add dimension this time around. Simply create any type of vintage or shabby chic project featuring multiple layers.”

iGirlZoe: Layer it UpI used a mix of papers, pastes, paints and metal embellishments to create the layers.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
For the first layer I covered a piece of leftover paper with the new Tim Holtz plain tissue wrap. I brushed on multi medium matte using the new collage brush. I LOVE this brush, it made applying the adhesive so easy.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
I just got the new crazing collage medium and had to use it right away! Using a palette knife I spread it through a stencil and set aside to dry.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
I rubbed a distress crayon over the top to highlight the crazing detail! Awesome right?!

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
Admittedly I was looking for any excuse to experiment with the new distress crayons. The consistency is quite soft and I wasn’t sure if I could use them with a stencil, but it worked fine. I rubbed the crayon directly onto the stencil and then smudged into the edges with my finger.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
I cleaned the stencil and placed it back over the crayoned area and then spread transparent texture paste through the stencil to seal the crayon.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
I made some ephemera with the Tim Holtz Correspondence stamp set.

iGirlZoe: Layer it Up
Finally I added an adornment arrow covered in candied apple distress paint, tied with a piece of trailing twine.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. Pamellia says:

    Wow, this is awesome Zoe! I just love the techniques you used to create the background, and all your fun elements are layered together perfectly! πŸ™‚

  2. BRILLIANT!!! LOVING the new Distress Crayons and it’s fantastic to show them in action this way. Jenny x

  3. Nicole says:

    Love what you’ve created and those crayons! After seeing this I’m happy they are on order. I love all your layering! Fan-Freakin-Tastic!

  4. Astrid says:

    Brilliant use of all those new goodies, looks fantastic!!

  5. Autumn says:

    Oh this is so so cool!!!

  6. Such fantastic layers, Zoe! I love the crazing paste finish…sooo cool! And the pops of red from the arrow make this piece really dynamic. I love it!

  7. Mel Roberts-Hareld says:

    Zoe! You really know how to zap up the “WOW” factor, Girl! I am loving the every last detail!!!!

  8. Anne R says:

    Brilliant layering Zoe and I love that tip about sealing with the transparent texture paste. x

  9. Wonderful Zoe, love the crazing medium through the stencil and brilliant idea to seal the Distress crayon with the transparent texture paste, love the dimension you achieved on the stenciled word! Fabulous embellishments to complete your lovely layered creation, thank you for sharing it, Deb xo

  10. Gorgeous, and so filed with awesome texture! Fab project!

  11. Cec says:

    Wonderful project and great for a guy. Love the stenciling and your hand made ephemera is awesome.

  12. stampersuzz says:

    Fantastic! Love the layers and the beautiful grungy feel to the background.

  13. paula says:

    great card igirlzoe…love the layers and really any excuse to experiment with the crayons is a good one.

  14. Amanda Pink says:

    Yet another ( I’m working backwards ) fabulous piece of Art! Zoe . You have showcased some of the new Tims products with excellence . thanks for sharing your ‘how to’ x

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