Friday, 20 March 2015

Background Technique

One of the swaps this month was a Background Technique swap and this really intrigued me and I saw this a challenge.

Now that the swap has come around I am finding it more of a challenge than I thought and I tried several designs ... dry embossed, wet embossed, crinkled etc.  Then I saw a link on Pinterest ....
I found some pieces of polystyrene blocks and then drew a design on each one.  I cut away the background to leave the design proud of the rest of the block.  I tried the designs out on several pieces of paper and used several different types of ink until I was satisfied it would be good.

I took a craft card and, using several shades of green, stamped the leaf design round the edge of the card.  My idea was to make it look like foliage for a little bird to sit among.

I fussy cut an owl out of some wall paper samples along with a butterfly.
After attaching the owl and the butterfly, I felt the card needed something else but among my peel offs I found the perfect one.  Hello.

I am not sure of how this card looks, maybe a bit childish, maybe a bit folksy.  I have explained the technique I used to my swap partner and I hope that she likes it.

1 comment:

  1. I bet she does like it - it's a great idea and looks like fun! I love your little owl. I haven't heard the expression, "Fussy cut" before - I wonder what you mean, but I think it's what I'd call "paper piecing", so maybe that's just your name for it! Anyway, the owl is rather cute and the card is simple, but pretty. A success, I think!


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