Monday, March 10, 2008

Background Papers

The Stamp Crew met on Saturday and we had some wonderful Show and Tells. They were sew kewl. Barbara E showed us some wonderful background papers that she did and we all fell in love with them. So of course on Sunday a group of us got together and had to "do it". Of couse we couldn't remember everything Barbara told us so we had to give her a call. She was so terriffic telling us how. These backgrounds are made on Gloss Paper, and after some experimenting I did, it doesn't work on Photo Paper. We had some regular Gloss Paper, sprayed some Memory Mists on two pieces, put one on top of the other and squished them together. When you peel them apart you get the greatest backgrounds. Do this on some waxed paper and after you are done playing you get some really good waxed paper to use too. We all thought that these looked like what you would end up with if you were using Encaustic Wax and it was a lot easier. I did try and emboss on one to see what it would look like. Turned out fine. Really didn't give much thought to the stamp I used, but I am sure that if you want to make some cards, colleges, whatevers anything will work. Here are a few of the ones I did.


gulfsprite said...

You got all of that just from squishing two sheets together that you misted??? Holy cow! I gotta try this right away. LOL

Kim said...

These rock - sure wish I could join in on your stamping meetings but since I can't thank you SO MUCH for sharing on your blog!

akatrix said...

I could stay on your blog all day just doing the wonderful techniques that you share so generously. I made the spuashed papers today and they don't look like yours but I still like them. Maybe because I didn't have MM? I used alcohol inks instead. Thanks for sharing!

ceevee said...

Those examples look so textural, almost 3-D. Very coooool


Anonymous said...

Fantastic technique and results. Thank you for sharing and inspiring all of us.