are many ways to add backgound color and texture with
Masking and Sponging:
Cut a template shape from scrap paper using a
decorative paper edger, or tear for a ragged edge.
this piece as a mask on the desired area of your
card. Hold in place with your hand or light temporary
glue. Sponge your color around the entire outside
edge of your template.
the mask, and you will have a blank area surrounded
by a sponged border.
masking technique can be used also for brayer roller
borders or art-stamps.
your templates in an envelope to use again.
Variety in background effects can be achieved by stamping
an art-stamp image over and over, either covering
the entire area, or using the masking technique.
scratch paper behind your work and stamp off the
edge of your card.
you are covering the entire card as background,
use a light color ink so that you can add a phrase
stamp or focal point over your background.
with a background base and add finishing on top of
it. Glossy paper works best for this technique. A
smooth finish is required for swirling the colors.
Crumple a section of tissue, paper towel or sponge.
Add color by drawing on it with a marker.
Mist the tissue with a spray bottle and swirl the
color onto your paper.
Scrunch up another piece of tissue, paper towel
or sponge. Ink it up on a stamp pad. Lay this color
over the base by tapping it on to cover the area.
a texture stamp for one of the colored layers. Use
"rag rolling" by scrunching up an entire piece of
paper towel and rolling it lengthwise across the
paper to apply color. Use different shades of the
same color for a monochromatic look. Experiment
with multicolor layers and textures. For a marble
look: Lay down the base as directed above. Pat the
same color over it with a different texture. The
veined look, your third layer, is achieved by dragging
a torn edge of scrap cardstock which has been inked
with a black marker.
a rubber party balloon with some sort of textured
material like rice, popcorn or bird seed.
Tie the balloon shut.
the filled balloon on your ink pad like you would
a sponge and apply color to your paper.
filling the balloon with different materials until
you find one you like, it's fun to experiment with
this one! Stretch the top of the balloon opening
around the bottom of a kitchen funnel to pour your
materials into the balloon.
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