A tutorial for you today – a big background to be cut up in several pieces – 7 to be precise (5 cards, 2 ATC’s )
Start on a larger piece of paper (I used a piece slightly bigger than A4), and adhere some book paper randomly onto the page.
Scribble some color onto it with watercolor crayons.
Paint over it with watered-down gesso to blend the colors. Start with one color, clean the brush and start on another color – otherwise some of it will turn into mud!
At this stage I decided to take most of the color off with a damb cloth, and scraped gesso over the background with an old creditcard. (This is called trial and error, lol).
Now add some white structure paste randomly over several stencils… I chose background ones.
Cut the background into several useful pieces.
Tap some Brusho powder onto the card background, spray with water and leave to dry. Repeat this with a second color (the red is Bistre).
Add some stamping and a stamped image.
A second card I’ve finished, with fish. I did this with the same process as the first card, I used brown Brusho (yes, it’s got all these colors in it!).
You can still see the original background color in places.
Hope you like it, and – more important- got inspired!
Of course The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project, as I am in their design team.
LOVE these stencils!
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