Monday, April 17, 2017

New Favorite Background

Here is how I did my flying Mona favorite background. Got a straw. Cut end into strips. Picked out 3 to 4 paints. Spread out paints on craft mat. Dip straw "paint brush" into paints. Dap on paper. I used mixed media paper but you can use any type. Repeat with other colors of paint. Then I set aside to dry. Then I stamped Flying Mona on a Copic friendly paper. Colored her with Copic markers to match the paint colors I used to the background. Then I cut her out. She needed a little glitter on her so I added glitter to her crown circle.  Edged her in black marker so she blends well. Then I added her to the card and edged the blue ink. Layered the panel on black cardstock. Then added that to a card. When I was done I looked at the card and thought it needed something so I added a saying from Tim Holtz small talk stickers. http://alteredcelticgypsy-cathy.blogspot.com/



6 comments:

  1. Yup, straws make great applicators. I use all kinds of stuff to make textured backgrounds--the bottoms of flipflops and other rubber bottomed shoes, mesh produce bags, the ends of tubes from TP and paper towels, rubber bands wrapped around stamping blocks, bundled dried grass, bubble wrap stuck to a stamping block, pieces of old porch door screen, anything I can wad up that will hold up to paint or ink that I can pounce on a substrait. Pack-rattery at its finest. I love your happy blue explosions!

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  2. Oh I really like this, definitely a technique to try xx

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  3. Thanks this was a new technique for me and I was excited to learn it and use it.

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  4. I just found a wide-ish straw! Bye!!!

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  5. That is so cool. I'm off to give that a try. Hugz

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