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Background marathon…

Background marathon…

Day #7 in our #90daysofblogging. Tonight I had the pleasure of heading over to my fellow mixed media artists friends house and we had fun playing with our supplies we haven’t used for awhile….or ever in some cases as we made a bunch of tissue paper backgrounds.  I grabbed stencils I’d made on mu Cricut about a year ago that I’ve never used yet along with I think most of my Lindy’s sprays….some of which hadn’t seen the light of day in some time.  I think my fingers will be a dark sort of blue, brown, red color for a couple of days!  I found out I have some pretty cool stencils!  I played with combining some colors and then I had a go with my new Inktense Blocks…..didn’t get the effect I was looking for.  They don’t really move around and blend out like a water color crayon…..but I did get a better effect when I sprayed my craft mat and then colored directly onto the mat and then placed the tissue paper over top and scrunched.  It’s a very subtle piece but very pretty none the less.  Karen had some black tissue paper that we decided to play with…..Oh My Goodness!!!  Such cool prints with that and my Lindy’s spray set called Winter Wonderland….amazing shimmer!!!

Check it out!!


Each one has some great properties and I’m not really sure which is my favorite!  Here are some close ups so you can see that amazing shimmer in these sprays!




I was really having fun with the black tissue paper…..i think I may owe Karen a few sheets back…lol.  I did some layering of stencils…..flipped them over and did reverses of almost every one of them.  Use allot of stencils and had a blast.  I’ll just post the pictures of the backgrounds I created this evening…


Used some of my Caribbean Cruise set on these two….along with a few others.  Subtle but will make for a nice start to a background.



On these ones I think I almost like the reverse of the stencil better!!


The bottom one is the one with the Inktense Blocks and the top one is also with the Blocks but with a couple of ‘found’ stencils using things from around the house and my Jack In The Pulpit Teal…..GORGEOUS color and so full of shimmer!! Check it out!



Yummy!!!  And of course, what do you use to mop up all the excess spray…..coffee filters!!  Those puppies have a few layers on them…..more great supplies to add texture and color to a page!


Well, this has been a pretty picture intense post…..I guess if I would have been smart I probably could have got about 4 posts out of these…..ooppsss……lol

Well, thank you so much for sticking with me…..I appreciate it so very much.  Please let me know you were here. ❤

Also, be sure to check out the other ladies posts for the day….links are below!

Till tomorrow…..



Tamiko McCurry

Sandee Setliff

Donna Leuders

Sandy Beach

Sharon Estes

Dreaming Paint Blots…

Dreaming Paint Blots…

After two pages of paint blots I think I’ll be dreaming about blots!! I had some paint left over from the previous journal page I did and decided I couldn’t waist it and grabbed my mega Art Journal and decided to try another paint blotting page.  This time I wasn’t as pleased with the results and I ran out of paint.  I didn’t want to mix more, so I grabbed a sheet of sewing pattern tissue paper and covered both pages with the tissue paper.  Still wasn’t real happy with it so I grabbed my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and went to town!  I used Hibisous Rose and Luscious Lime and sprayed each page and let it drip…..dried it and then sprayed some more.  Yup…..in love!!  Background was completed so I took a sheet of the Madeline Collection by Prima and began fussy cutting out flowers…..and flowers….and MORE flowers!!  Added some bricks with my home-made brick stencil, sprayed it with some Steampunk Sepia, Rusty Lantern Lime and a touch of Time Travel Teal, glued down the flowers with some ModPodge, outlined them in black and stamped my quote.  Done!!



I really, really like how this turned out!!  Here’s a close up of each page….

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This may be one of my new favorite pages!

Thanks for checking out my post……I appreciate it!!



Faux Silk Technique


One of the cards we  did at our Stampin’ Up! demo night was the faux silk technique using tissue paper.  This is such a cool technique and so easy to do!  And depending on whether you want a vibrant or a more muted effect, you can stamp your image onto your cardstock or directly onto the tissue paper.  Depending on the look you’re after, either option is a great choice.

The card base is made using Old Olive cardstock.  We started by cutting out a piece of tissue paper slightly larger than the piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The image was from the Fabulous Florets set and was stamped in Old Olive and Concord Crush inks.  It’s VERY important you let the images competely dry before you continue.  If you don’t the inks will smudge and you’ll be starting over!  Depending on the look you’re going for you would either stamp your images onto your cardstock or directly onto the tissue paper.  Once the image is completely dry, take the tissue paper and scrunch it into a tight, tight ball……like your going to make a spit ball…..lol.  Very carefully unscrunch it but don’t smooth it out or you’ll lose the effect for the faux silk.  Take the Stampin’ Up! anywhere glue stick, which by the way is a fantastic glue stick cause it’s rectangle in shape and so easy to use to get total coverage on your cardstock.  Cover your entire piece of Whisper White cardstock with the glue stick being sure to get all around the edges so the tissue paper won’t curl back or fold over on you.  Taking your piece of tissue paper and starting in the middle, ‘tap’ it onto the cardstock.  If you rub it on you’ll smooth out the wrinkles and again will lose the effect for the faux silk.  Now depending on how many wrinkles you want (I like allot of wrinkles in the finished product) will dictate how much you ‘tap’ your piece of tissue paper onto the cardstock.  Be sure to get it tapped down all over the cardstock, especially the edges so it adheres properly and won’t curl up or fold over.  Once you have it looking the way you want it, trim the excess tissue paper away from the cardstock and adhere to a strip of Old Olive cardstock.  Taking two narrow strips of Concord Crush cardstock,  use the Scallop Trim Border to create a border frame and attach to each side of the Old Olive cardstock strip.  Attach this to the front of your card and ta da!!!  The sentiments were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then centered into the large oval punch and punched out.  Attach your sentiment to a piece of Concord Crush that was punched out using the Scallop Oval punch.  Decide on the placement of your sentiment and attach to your card front!  You’re done and have an awesome card with a great technique!  This is one technique I can see myself using over and over again……easy peasy and it looks great!!

Okay…..off to do another post for the next card……getting tired of them yet??  teehee…..I’m loving this!!!