Thursday, September 27, 2012
Focus on the Backgrounds
Sabrina, our September hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge, asked us to create our own backgrounds this week....using a technique of our own choosing. Now.....I have to admit that I am cheating a bit this week. I actually made this card at a demonstration at a LSS but I thought I'd share the creative process. This stamp is by Impression Obsession, the sponsor of the Make and Take.
We first stamped the 'tree' image in black Stazon onto a transparency and then let it dry. We then stamped a cloud background stamp in blue chalk ink onto the square base card. Now here is the cool thing.........we then put a few 'whisps' of white acrylic paint on the back (wrong side) of the transparency. I must say that this really adds depth and dimension in real life. We then put clear tape adhesive on the back in spots where the tree was black or where we had put the white paint. This kept the tape from being seen from the front.The sentiment and ribbon were added at the end.
I love background techniques, so I am excited to see what the rest of this creative DT created. Follow me to the CCEE Stampers Blog to check out their work.