TIPS'N'TRICKS post for ARTASTIC ~ FEB 2016: Creating a background:
Good morning my scrappy friends!
I'd like to share with you how I created this background,
from my last month's ARTastic DT LO.
Here's a reminder of the finished page:
I'm hoping something from this tutorial will inspire you in your crafting:)
Coat your card with clear Gesso. I use Liquitex.
Scribble on your Gelatos:
Using a water spray, mist over your Gelatos & smudge with your fingers.
Keep doing this until you're happy with the effect:
Your LO may 'curl up' - don't worry. We'll fix that later!
To get some texture for the sea, add the Molding Paste to your page,
then using bubble wrap, dab over it to create a bumpy look
Add blue Gelato, in the same way as above:
I used crackle paste over a stencil for the sunburst effect:
I liked how it still allowed the colour to peep through underneath.
To finish the sunburst, once dry, I sponged over it using Distress ink.
Here's a close up:
A COUPLE OF OTHER TIPS:
Because this background was textured and bumpy, it was easier
to simply staple my bg layers of patterned paper to the card stock
then adhere my photo to this.
I have NEVER regretted buying my long arm stapler. They make
a fabulous birthday gift!!
When you've stapled or sewn through your card stock it makes it neat
& stops threads coming undone by simply covering with some masking
When you've finished 'playing' with your page, to 'uncurl' it & make it flat,
simply turn it over & using any wet medium - I use white gesso -
paint the whole page. The 'push-pull' effect will uncurl your
There you have it!
Thanks for reading this. I hope it helps in your
And as always ~ Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥