Sunday, 31 March 2019

Weaving A Background using a Stamp

Rather than cut the frame off this background stamp from Tina's Geo Layering Rectangles (part of the current ODS on Hochanda), I decided to use the stamp to create a woven background effect.
I cut a piece of the large Clarity stencil card to 20cm x 13.8cm.  I stamped the Moroccan style panel using Blaze and Fall Fiesta Artistry inks and painted in some of the shapes using Blaze, Hay Stack and Orange Popsicle Artistry inks and a water brush (my glass mat acted as a palette).  I repeated this process until the background was covered, turning the stamp and masking off sections to create the woven effect.  I used a strip of blank masking material cut to 3.4cm wide to mask off as needed.

On a separate piece of stencil card, I stamped the butterfly square from Tina's Summer Layering Squares set in Sepia Versafine ink.  The background was painted using Hay Stack Artistry ink.
I finished painting the butterflies in Fall Fiesta and Blaze.
This was trimmed, matted onto dark brown card and added to the background.
I then added Dream and Imagine (Word Chain 5) and Hope from Word Chain 6 in Sepia ink.
To finish, I added the background to an A5 dark brown card blank created from a piece of A4 card folded in half.


  1. Thanks for sharing this project an alternative background for those of us not so sure about cutting the frame off like Paul did !!

  2. I like this one Sarah, very fresh. xx


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