Wanderlust: beautiful backgrounds

After completing the rule of thirds piece, I moved on to the next bonus lesson in Wanderlust 2019: "Beautiful Backgrounds". This covered ten different ways of applying colour and texture to a page to create a background that could then be built on with other elements. I ended up with eleven backgrounds; I tried one… Continue reading Wanderlust: beautiful backgrounds

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Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

This is a simple way to create a patterned sheet that can be used as a background panel or for die-cutting sentiments or flowers or butterflies or whatever takes your fancy... All you need is some kitchen roll, a water spritzer and one or more pigment powders (Brusho, Ken Oliver Colour Burst, PaperArtsy Infusions etc),… Continue reading Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

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Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds

What: Testing out a new technique for creating backgrounds with Distress ink, Perfect Pearls and an embossing folder. (Note to self: remember to actually post things and not just leave them in my drafts folder.) Inspired by: Jennifer McGuire’s faux textured metal paper tutorial. How: This is a surprisingly straightforward technique. Mask off around the… Continue reading Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds