This is a sticky - announcement  to remind you about the monthly SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge blog, which will have every first per month a new Challenge Theme!

We would be so glad to welcome you, dear crafting friends, followers and those yet to become, at our new tiny Steampunk corner, where we have prepared some challenges and surprises we hope you will enjoy in the future! 

Just click the image to get there! We would love to see your 2D and 3D Project - hope to meet you there!!! Best Wishes,  SanDee & die amelie

February 28, 2013

Let´t talk about "textured"... a step by step tutorial

Dear Blogger fellows,

I have been ask several time how I do my textured background. I don´t want to keep you in incertitude any longer and will explain today, step by step,  how I have been doing it...

1. In my opinion textured needs some solid basic... so choose your basic well.

2. Paint the background with acrylic paint (black or white) it will lightly shine through your project.


3. After the Paint is completely dry you can now add your Texture ( I have been using Marabu light structure past, but Americana texturizing Medium or any similar texture paste would work) 

4. Now it´s time to structure your project...: So I have been using stencil and stamps to bring some 3D effect on my card.

5. Let it best try for 24 hours before you start to colour it

and here are some example how it looks like depending what colour you using:
coloured with Glimmer Mist

coloured with alcohol ink and blending solution

coloured with cupper gilding wax

painted with Acrylics and added some leaf of gold metal flakes

I really hope you did enjoy my first tutorial and looking very much forward to see some of your textured Project maybe on our STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE which starts tomorrow ... gosh so exited about it!
Thank you for watching my blog and your comments.



  1. Wow, das sieht alles super aus, liebe Sandra, danke für das Tutorial. Da hast Du Dir richtig Mühe gegeben. Toll gemacht

  2. Thanks for sharing! Good luck tomorrow. Hugs, Yvonne

  3. Ein tolles Tutorial ist das Sandra!

    und ja ..ich bin auch schon aufgeregt was Ihr zeigen werdet morgen!


  4. Thanks for the tutorial SanDee...great results!

    have a nice day, Alie :-)

  5. Fabulous instructions and photos - thank you. Love the textures and colours... Gill x

  6. Klasse - danke dafür - freu mich schon ganz gespannt auf morgen :o)
    Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  7. WOW, SanDee!

    An awesome tutorial and very, very helpful thanks to lots of pics showing your how-to! Have to try this as soon as possible! :))

    Danke fürs Test-inlinkzen auf unserem challenge-blog btw.


    Claudia xx

  8. Liebe Sandra,
    Vielen Dank für Deine tolle Anleitung die Du sehr schön erklärt hast. Wenn man es einmal gesehen hat, wie der HG gearbeitet wird, versteht man den Aufbau sehr viel besser.

    Was man für den HG benötigt habe ich, außer Deinen tollen Zahnradstempel :(

    Liebe Grüße, Carmen :)


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