On July 17, I Read an article by Robin Arnold in the Autumn 2017 issue of Cardmaker (Vol 13, #3, "Kaleidoscope of Color", pp 50 - 1)). It was a background technique using Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. I made two series of backgrounds, one in blues and greens and the other in reds and oranges:
On the 23rd of the same month, in the same magazine,I read an article by Isha Gupta ("Thanks", pp. 18 - 19) to create backgrounds for two different Than You cards and which also used Color Burst pigments. I made one background using reds and oranges and another using blue:
On the same day, in the same magazine, I tried using Lindy's Gang Magicals according to a technique described by Penny Ward ("Botanical Duo", pp. 52, 64) were she was making backgrounds for two different botanical-themed cards:
On July 24 and 25, I tried a technique described by Dina Kowal at SplitCoastStampers: Watercolor Imprint:
- Distress Oxides “Worn Lipstick” and Fired Brick”
- Stencil: Stampers Anonymous layering stencil “Flourish” (THS032)
- Distress Oxides” Broken China”, “Salty Ocean” and “Faded Jeans”
- Stencils: Stampers Anonymous layering stencil “Splash” (THS080)
On July 26, I tried another SplitCoastStamper tutorial, this one by Jessica Waisanen, called Ink Spritzer Backgrounds:
And finally, today, another SplitCoastStampers tutorial, this one by Robin Tharaldson for a Vertical Step Card. For this one, I used preprinted paper/lightweight card and, instead of making the step card a stand-alone, I adhered it to the front of a pre-folded notecard.
- Stamps: Sally Mountain freebie from Quick Cards Magazine
- Inks: Archival "Jet Black" and Snowman Extra Fine Point mMarker in gold
- Papers: Golden Oaks Papers card pre-pack in "sparkle-silver" (P-1053); trimmed to fit; Scrapperdashery "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (SC-2991); and a scrap of frosted velum
- Adhesives: ScorTaper; Ranger Collage Glue Stick.