Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Creating Stamped Mixed Media Backgrounds

Today I would like to share a basic tutorial on how I make my backgrounds. I love incorporating lots of different products into my background especially stamps. You can customize your backgrounds to put on cards, canvases, layouts or any altered project.

To start out you will need:

Here I Am Background Stamp
Heat Tool
Palette Ink Pad
Pigment and Glimmer Ink Sprays
Distress Ink

I started out with a blue cardstock. I applied a little bit of gesso to my background and dried it with a heat tool.

I sprayed my various colored glimmer and pigment sprays to my background and allowed the paint to drip down my cardstock.

I inked my background stamp with blue ink and randomly stamped it onto my background.

I distressed and inked the edges of my cardstock and then added it to a kraft colored card base. Complete by adding layers of embellishments and stamped images.

You can find this tutorial as a FREE PDF file in the Red Rubber Designs store.


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