The theme for the challenge this week is Make Your Own Backgrounds and we are showcasing Dylusions products.
This week I am showing my favorite resist technique using gesso to create custom beautiful patterned cardstock like on this card:
and these ATCS:
Now let's make some backgrounds! (Products available at the Simon Says Stamp Store are listed with links at the end).
A. Stamp white cardstock panels repeatedly with Dylusions stamps and white gesso. Immediately clean stamps using a soft toothbrush so gesso doesn't dry on the stamps. Also, for this technique it is best to use stamps that are solid or not so detailed. Allow panels to dry completely.
C. Enhance the panels further by stamping another image repeatedly using a coordinating color of inkpad .
For the pink card panel I used clear stamps by Altenew along with Distress inks. The panel was further embellished with dots made using a white gel pen:
To complete my card I used a scallop border die to die cut my panel along with a black cardstock panel and glued the two together with the black panel slightly extending beyond the printed panel. Sentiment by Altenew was stamped on the lower left of a white notecard using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Panels were adhered to the card which was embellished with small black flowers and rhinestones.
For the ATCS:
Leaf image from Altenew was stamped repeatedly on panel using Distress Vintage Photo ink. Panel was cut to two 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" panels.
And here's a little extra: an experiment that became two quick and easy projects:
Come on over and be wowed by the DT, and do play along for your chance to win a $50 GC to the Simon Says Store!
Products and Links:
Dylusions Ink Sprays: Dirty Martini
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Distress ink-Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo
Stamps: Altenew: Floral Shadow Set, Painted Flowers Set
Tim Holtz: Watercolor Butterfly 2
Dyan Reaveley: Doodle Parts Set, Basic Backgrounds Set
Other: White gesso
Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasions Stickers
Uni-ball gel pen-white
Simon Says Stamp Dot Scallop Border die
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
I will see you next Monday for a new challenge and another chance to win a $50 GC to the Simon Says Shop!
For T Stands For Tuesday with Elizabeth:
favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and thoughtfully brought home a special mango pulp drink along with a vegetarian burrito for me-YUM!
And lastly my March calendar pages:
Yes, I will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day and one day
Linking also to Art Journal Journey for the theme of "out and about" this month hosted by the lovely Yvonne, and Paint Party Friday where EVA and Kristin are celebrating their sixth year going on seven! Congrats, happy blogiversary-and thank you!!
Thank you so much for stopping by-looking forward to visiting you too:)
"It's hard for many to imagine, but having fun, feeding your passions, and engaging your talents are simple steps that will take you to the bigger answers you seek".
Jonathan H. Ellerby