Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Background Techniques

These are some of the cards I made with my backgound papers.
(insert)(insert) I have several sets of Illusive Image Stamps but I have never got round to using them much yet. I saw a technique which uses lots of different stamps then you colour over them to make background papers and its so cool. Here is a little tutorial on how I did mine, hope you like it, its a lot of fun and gives fabulous results.

First you stamp a random selection of loads of the images.

Then I used a baby wipe to blot colour from the Kaleidascope pad over the whole piece of paper to colour it and this is what you getThese are Fancy Pants Stamps, very cool images. I used Distress Pads to colour these same as before with a babywipe, its moit so it helps to get a nice muted effect
This one is another set of Illusive Image Stamps again coloured as before
This half I did with the Adirondack inks similar colours but they dry faster
I made some background with watercolour paper for matting the wording on, the Aidirondack inks will work with water so I painted the colour all over for this effect then tried various inks for the image
This one is Adirondack with water washed overThis is Stazon, a clearer image with thisThis was Distress Ink which wasn't so goodI tore round it and inked the edges and added glossy accents to finish this topperRealised I had forgotton to do the edges of this card so I masked the image with a sheet of paper and stamped over the edges with the image to finish the backgroundI swiped the pad over watercolour paper and water washed for this background for the peacock cardand thats about it I think I have pretty much covered most of the ideas I have used but email me if I can tell you anything else
thanks for looking


  1. Lovely backgrounds. I love the elephants, the stamp looks so good on those colours

  2. You make it look so easy I would be the colour of these backgrounds so would my carpet! But brilliant advice for up and coming stampers

    Liz x

  3. I just love your projects and find it so interesting as i love playing with stamps and paints love the ones you have used would love to get some of those love cheryl xxxxx


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