Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SDC188: Your Favourite Background Technique

It's time once again for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!  Nellie van Leeuwen is our hostess this week and she's got us breaking out our techniques,
"What's your favorite technique to make backgrounds? I love making backgrounds with distress ink on a craft sheet. I use distress ink, memento, brusho's, distress stains, whatever I feel like working with. Quick and easy and a different and surprising result every time."
Woah, Nellie!  How's a girl to choose!!  There are sooooo many fun techniques!  I love using a brayer and a multi-coloured ink pad to create all kinds of background effects.  I have oodles of embossing folders that don't get used to their full potential so I thought I'd try brayering Kaleidacolor inks onto one to try using it like a stamp!  I spritzed it with a good amount of water and then used a dry brayer to apply pressure so the image would transfer to the paper evenly.  Here are my results!  Maybe I'll get to go to Paris in the Springtime this year!!

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Old Timey Frog, Eiffel Tower, Trees 2 Sided
"The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw."
Humphry Davy


  1. This is gorgeous Val, I think the experiment worked brilliantly xx

  2. Stunning Val. Paris sounds wonderful too !!

  3. Wow, I love the colors and the technique is so cool!

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  5. So so adorable Val. And love your color pop. Very fresh for Spring!

  6. That is fabulous, Val ! Great effect !
    Corrie x

  7. What a brilliant combination Val, this is wonderful xx


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