Thursday 23 February 2017

Big Background Master Board

I decided to have a play with no particular end point in mind and created this master board.  It will probably be cut down into smaller backgrounds for card making, but I will be using this technique again in my art journaling I am sure. 
I started with a piece of watercolour card 37.5cm x 27cm and used the smoother side of the sheet.  With a baby wipe, I randomly covered the whole page with Fresh Lime, Polished Jade and Chopped Pesto Dylusions Paint using the baby wipe to blend out the colours.

I then used a small round blending tool and foam to add the same colours through sections of stencils to build up the texture.  Fresh Lime through the Chain Link Fence A5 stencil by Claritystamp; Polished Jade through the Distress Grid Stencil by Sheena Douglass and Chopped Pesto through the ABC 7"x7" stencil (also by Claritystamp).  I made sure that I didn't get too much paint on my blending foam by rubbing it round on my glass mat after adding a little paint each time; I also used a clean piece of foam for each paint colour.
The final step was to use stamps and Archival ink to add the effect of yet more texture to the master board.  I used two different stamp sets; the Slight Alterations set designed by Tim Holtz and Drips and Dirt (the Art of Brett Weldele) both sets from Stampers Anonymous.  The ink colours which most closely matched the paint were Vivid Chartreuse, Paradise Teal and Fern Green.

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