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Thursday, March 12, 2009

WT challenge and a Background Tutorial



Hello everyone!! I got up early this morning to play around with some background techniques using Ranger Distress ink color combos. Then I saw that the WT challenge on Splitcoast was to use green. Ok, how do I come up with something green using Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade...tricky but doable.
I stamped the KK Originals Iris image on the white cardstock and on a piece of scrap white using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then stamped the image on a piece of Eclipse masking tape (a real must have for masking...the whole piece is sticky so it doesn't move when you stamp or color over it and lifts off beautifully!!! Love this stuff!), cut it out, and placed it over the stamped iris image on the cardstock. I then worked on the background. After finishing the background, I removed the piece of Eclipse and colored in the leaves and base light color on the iris' using copics. I colored the image on the scrap piece, cut out the Iris', and attached over the stamped iris' on the cardstock for a little dimension. I layered the finished project with Prism papers and the green ribbon finishes it off.



After I finished the card I thought you might want to know how I did the background. These are the steps without the masking and coloring of the iris image....I am just tooooo lazy to color another one!!!

Ok, here goes....

I used Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and my handy dandy Ink Blending tool on my much loved and well used Non-Stick Craft Sheet.





After inking up the ink blending tool pad with Dusty Concord, begin in a swirling motion on the craft sheet and continued the motion onto the paper.









Starting on the craft sheet first and working onto the cardstock is how you achieve the darker edge...no sponging needed!!


Once you have gone around the edges one time, decide if you want to add more color. If you want it darker, go around again.





It doesn't have to be a smooth application of color so don't worry about it looking perfect. Once you mist on the Perfect Pearls solution, the colors will blend together.













When you are satisfied with the outside edge, change your sponge pad and ink the new one up with Spiced Marmalade and swirl on the color in the center.












Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect...just fill in the space.



























Next, I inked up the Rubbernecker How Do I Love Thee and the Stamp Oasis Butterfly
stamps with Dusty Concord and stamped on the cardstock.












Stamp randomly for a collage effect.
























Next, mix about a 1/4 teaspoon of Pearl colored Perfect Pearls with water in a Mini Mister.










After shaking the mixture vigorously, mist the background. Be careful not to flood the area or the stamped images will run. If you want the images to stand out you can emboss them with clear ep. You can also use a pigment ink but be sure to heat set before you mist with the Perfect Pearls solution.


After you mist the cardstock, it will curl up. Once dry, it will flatten out.









Heat set the background after misting with the Perfect Pearls.












I wasn't completely satisfied with the colors on this so I added more Spiced Marmalade and misted again with the Perfect Pearls solution. Sometimes I have to yell at my hands to just STOP!!! Anyway...have fun with it and let me know what you come up with!!!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great day!!!



21 comments:

Julia Aston said...

I love your bg on this Joan! thanks for the deets on how to! It looks beautiful behind you wonderful Iris and ribbon!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan this is beautiful! Wonderful turtorial too! :0)

Joanne said...

I just had to come look at this again.....this is such a work of art.....so beautiful

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, your card and tutorial are fabulous!!!! Love the bold colors and the subtle background stamping. You flower is beautifully colored!!!! Lovely work!!!

Christi said...

Thanks for this awesome tutorial! I am definitely going to have to try this! You rock gf!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This ... is ... AWESOME!!! WOWIE, JOANNIE!

Norine said...

just beautiful and thanks for the tut love that backgd
Hugs
Norine

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Joan! Wow girl!!! Love the tutorial, I've always been intimidated to try something like this but you make it look easy and I may be able to give this a go! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Beautiful work Joan! I love how you made the background....I don't have any of these tools so I'll be sponging LOL! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so gorgeous, Joan!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial as well!! I LOVE it!!

JulieA said...

Wow, Joan, that's gorgeous! I love how you made your background. It really pops!

Anne said...

Whoa!!! This is stunning!! Great tutorial Joan!! Thanks for sharing your many talents!! The color combo rocks and the final resulting card is just gorgeous...you are amazing!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Joan what a beauty.

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous tutorial Joan! And a gorgeous card, so, so beautiful! Love the background colors!

leenda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the details!

Beate said...

Holy Distress Ink Batman! This is gorgeous! Thanks for such cool tutorial :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Joan!! This is just amazing!! What a great BG tutorial!! TFS! ;)

Stamp and Smile said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial Joan!! I so enjoy learning new techniques... Just beautiful I may say!! TFS... :)

Shirley said...

Wow! It's like everything you touch turns to beautiful!!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Fabulous BG technique! Gorgeous card too!

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Oh how fun to "watch you" stamp again, Joan!! Thanks for the reminder about this always-cool background technique! And I do agree with you on the Eclipse tape ...a MUST! You make collage backgrounds look sooooo easy-peasy girlfriend! Gotta remember to play with that again soon!

((((hugs))))
Bev