Thursday, September 10, 2009

Background Techinque

Hello again:
I really must be getting old. Time is flying by and I still am waiting for July. I seem to be so far behind that I sometimes think I will never get caught up.
Well today, actually last night I started to figure out what I wanted to share with my stamp clubs. I love to make my own backgrounds must come from quilting I figure. At Convention Joan Banman Cristo demoed a background technique. I was too busy watching to write notes, thought I could remember it all. LOL Ya for about 2 seconds maybe. Joan was kind enough to tell me again but I just could not quite get her results. But I was at least close.
So I decided to try to do it a different way. Don't even quite know how I did it except that I just kept trying using sponges instead of the brayer.
Anyway these are the samples that I will be sharing this month with my members, if you are one of them close your eyes. RIGHT NOW.
This is a tag I cut on the Big Shot, I started out as a Vanilla color. I sponged red, green and chocolate chip ink on pretty much in that order. Then I stamped the image with VersaMark and embossed it with Silver SU embossing powder. Then I flicked on water to create the splotches. Messy but cool.
This one and the next one I used the brayer and glossy card stock. I have limited reinkers so I just put some color down and did my best. I tried spraying water, did not quite like it then I used rubbing alcohol and the color did move some. Again I stamped the image and embossed it.

This one was really a work of love. I was determined not to toss it out. I could not get to color to separate in small areas just a large area. However it was too pretty to leave it alone. I added some more ink tried again but not too much changed. Then I decided to use the only leaf set I have and emboss but I used clear and well it did not show very well. So then I just stamped the leaves with Chocolate chip and here it is. I must say that the embossing even though it is hard to see did make a neat look and feel.

The next card was to show how you can take a piece of scrapbooking paper that you perhaps don't quite like but by adding color with sponges you can distress it to suit your needs. The paper was beige with some kind of design that I did not happen to fancy.

1 comment:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- I love to try techniques- so really love the reinker and the trees alot (plus I love blue).... Looks like an awesome class. TFS