I think that I mentioned last week that Pamela gave me the FCD Stamp Set "Forgive Me" to work with this month. I love it! And I decided to REALLY get my hands messy this week.
It's been a while since I sat and just made my own background panels. I made them in several colors today. I set these panels aside for future use. I love texture and doing this gives me a break from working with patterned paper and gives my pieces a more distressed look. Here is a close-up.
I started with watercolor paper I cut into 4.5" x 6" panels (it was sold 9 x 12"). I pulled out some vintage paper from an 1920's music magazine. It includes some actual music pages and some article pages. Next I gathered glazes (translucent paint) and crackle paint. I have a few Golden Glazes I learned about taking a local class, but once I found out I could mix my own, I stopped buying them. There is an acrylic glazing medium (also made by Golden) you can purchase to mix with inexpensive acrylic paint and this is a much cheaper way to go. I glued my vintage paper over the watercolor paper then began brushing the glazes on. The glazes have a longer "open" time, so you can use a paper towel to wipe it off if needed. Why a glaze? Because it allows part of what is under it to show through (the vintage paper) and enable you to build a collage. Then I applied a coordinating color of crackle paint. I'm very impatient, so I used a blow dryer to speed along the drying processs and this gave me some control of keeping the paper flat. (the ones I left unattended roled up as the crackle medium dryed). Then I set the panels aside for future use. I can layer on more paper, paint, or ink when I begin to design the project. You may remember me mentioning that I had done this process before but threw the panels in the bottom of a tall box and sprayed with Glimmer Mist (I usually start by brushing on a color first), sprinkles on distress embossing powder, while they were still wet, and then heat embossed. I added a little crackle paint to some of these as well. I have had alot of fun using them and thought it was about time to make some more. To finish off my background for this card I distressed it with some Versa Magic Pumpkin Spice Ink. I added Fun Flock to the center of the flowers to add more texture. I stamped the flowers more of the vintage paper, but when I went to color them the print started to run, so I sprayed them with "Work Fixative" (you can get it at a local craft store that sells artist supplies). Then I was able to color them with my copics.
Well I hope yo forgive me for such a long post. So much to tell you though! Have a great Sunday!
Oh gorgeous. Gorgeous. I'm working my way through paper stock AND THEN I CAN BUY SOMETHING NEW! I really need to quit coming here cuz you weaken my resolve. Love the watercolor glazework. It is luscious.
oh how pretty your paper layering turned out! I LOVE the writing showing thru like that. Wonderful color choices too!
I love using glaze- what beautiful results!!! We need to recruit you to the Technique Junkies!!!
WOW ... this is just gorgeous!! Love your background paper and the flowers are AMAZING!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this creation!! Thanks for sharing the details with us!! YOU ROCK my friend!!!
This ROCKS! You did a fabulous job on this one and I love how the flowers allow the writing to show thru! Amazing!!!!!
Thanks for the help with this set. I have to practice with the coloring of the flowers. I got this set because I loved the sayings. Aren't they great?
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