Wednesday, 11 March 2020
A new technique that creates a Bright, Fun Background
Good Morning Ladies
Well today is the day I have been looking forward to for the past few weeks, we are getting an early start and heading off into London to see a show later on tonight and then spend a couple of days just relaxing and enjoying each others company, fingers crossed the weather will hold out, it's impossible to hold an umbrella over my wheelchair and for Paul to see where he is going, especially on the busy streets of London!
Today's card is a another 'No Die' card, I had a go at a brand new technique that was featured in a magazine. It was called a Mosaic Background Technique.
Basically I took a piece of card and taped off sections with Low Tack tape, I then blended different combinations of Distress Inks in the taped off sections, one thing that they don't mention in the tutorial in the magazine is that you have to keep moving your tape to cover the edges of the areas that you have just coloured or else you would have voids where the tape was.
Anyway you continue around your card adding different colours in different areas until you have coloured the whole piece.
I won't lie it is messy (or it was for me), it turns out my old Distress Inks are still quite juicy after all these years!
It makes for quite a fun background, I stamped the Doily from Dear Doily Stampin Up! stamp set in versamark ink and then added white embossing powder and heat set.
I then stamped the sentiment in Black and mounted it onto Black card to make it stand out from the colourful background.
It's very bright and cheerful and I actually quite like it.
I will be popping in to update you on our London trip.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,