15 February 2013

All about backgrounds ...

We have the delightful and very talented Mandy Dodd guest designing for us on Soul Scrappers and setting us her own personal challenge

Your challenge is to create a background with any product/medium – whether it is single layered such as a mist or towards being multi-layered… your choice.....  Look at the scraps you might have lying around… even scrap pattern paper which could be cut up in pieces and adhered to the background paper…  You could add gesso, paint or mists… experiment!

Here is her example layout

I have created my own background from reverse stencils (ie using the already multi inked stencil face down onto cardstock so you get the negative image). It's a great way to conserve ink.  I also like to use up as much of a kit or paper range as I possibly can - in this case it was Midway by October Afternoon where I was down to just bit and pieces of paper and only a few stickers.


This is the entrance to Luna Park on Sydney Harbour.

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