I thought I'd show you the 'backgrounds' workshop we did a couple weeks ago. To put off getting the kits started for this week's workshop. See, procrastination in every method!
|I scribbled Distress Stain across this sheet before stamping it.|
None of these are new ideas or breathtakingly different techniques, but they use a combination of stamped images you may not have thought of as 'going together' and they make the most of the ink pads you have in your stash. If you're inspired to try it, pick 3 ink colours and say, five stamps, and a sheet of clear, frighteningly blank card. Cream or white in these cases. The stamps need to be relatively non specific images and you have to prepare yourself to stamp them all over, upside down and off the edges. You can.It's easier than you think. And it's not wrong.
|These two sheets were white and just stamped, no inking or staining of the base sheets.|
If you knock out a couple of sheets next time you want to make a card with a strong background, you'll have em in stock to use as patterned stock next time. Don't discount over stamping and die cutting from them either..
If you're an ATC maker, these 'masterboard' style sheets are really quite useful. Like gelli prints but with stamps. And I may well have an idea that involves you and a handful of ATCs.....coming up soon.