Hello - time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More. This fortnight, the lovely Pamellia has asked us to create our own background - so no DPs this time around. Get out your inks and paints and stamps and stencils......
I seem to have a thing about orange at the moment! No idea why! So, I started with 2 pieces of watercolour card, and painted one with gesso.
I then used Aquatints - 39, 40 and 42, diluting them with water in a palette.
Next, I used them to cover the pieces of watercolour card. The one I painted with gesso is on the right - I worked in exactly the same way on both pieces - but the result is very different.
I cut a piece of the non-gesso'd card to fit on a roughly 8x8 square card. The stencil is Imagination Crafts Honeysuckle. I put the remains of the 42 Aqua Tint into a spray bottle, and spritzed through the stencil - the marks are where my fingers were!
After cleaning it, I then used the stencil again and just slightly offset it from the original position, and then inked through with Walnut Stain DI.
I ran a piece of the gesso'd card through my Crafter's Companion A4 Ornate Butterflies embossing folder, then sanded it back.
I then inked over the top with Walnut Stain DI.Using more Walnut Stain, I added a couple of Crafter's Companion Texture stamps to the corners - in the top left and bottom right, I used one from the Basket and Burlap set, and the swirls are from Journal Jottings.
I used the Basket and Burlap stamp on the gesso'd card too - but it didn't take so well - partly because of the embossing.
I used brown card to create the base and the mat the background onto. The butterfly is Crafter's Companion Butterflies - cut from a scrap of the gesso'd card. The sentiment is Textures Words of Wonder 2 - stamped onto offcuts from the non gesso'd card.
I really enjoyed this challenge - was great to get a bit messy. Now it's your turn!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!
I would like to enter this into:
Crafty Calender Challenges - Things with Wings
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes/No Patterned Paper