It's an honor to be guest designer for Try It On Tuesday (TiOT)! The theme is "quotes" for two weeks beginning today and I have chosen to make cards:
The backgrounds are done using a gesso resist technique - one that I love using! Here is how to do it:
You will need:
stencils, foam stamps, rubber stamps (for the gessoed images choose something that is NOT too detailed and remember to IMMEDIATELY clean off your stamps!)
ink pads (for all cards shown I used Distress inks-except for the quotes)
cosmetic wedges or sponges
baby wipes or damp paper towel
white card stock and coordinating card stock for layering
But what- you have NO gesso you say? Guess what? I have discovered through experimenting that you could use plain white acrylic paint and it still works!! :
Only thing is that the white won't quite be as pronounced or pop like the gesso after removing the ink as you can see in the above samples.
Here is the technique used on a journal page:
You can see the finished page here. I hope if you haven't done this before you will give it a try! Thanks so much for having me at TiOT! If you have any other questions about anything including the stamps I used, don't hesitate to ask.
And this is for my T Stands for Tuesday gang:
This is a 5" x 5" canvas. I applied a napkin image over it then enhanced with vintage image, words and some color.
I am also linking this post to Moo Mania and More (theme is Spring); and Paint Party Friday.
Will see you here on Friday for another special post ;) Have a great week!
" The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness the human soul is apt to revive also." Harriet Ann Jacobs