Thursday, February 14, 2019

Creating My Own Background

I have a confession to make...even though creating this background was fun, it's not my most favorite thing to do!! I have issues with lack of control, and believe me, you have very little when creating a background this way!!! I smooshed an ink pad onto a sheet of acetate, spritz it with water, then smeared it onto a piece of watercolor paper that was also wet. The color will go the way it wants to, hence my displeasure!!! Hahaha! I ended up using 3 shades of the blue/green ink because I knew I wanted to create a baby card. I even flicked on some gold shimmer paint that Stampin' Up sold in their holiday catalog. The heat gun even got a workout drying the watercolor paper in between color applications. My I say, I like the final project, the process just gave me cause for concern.

Bermuda Bay card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Coastal Cabana - 5 1/4 x 4
Watercolor Paper - Approximately 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (cut out with largest rectangle stitched framelit)

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1 comment:

  1. It does look amazing, Linda, and I'm glad you shared it. Beautiful and so soft! Perfect for a baby card! hugs, de