Recently, on a blog hop I was happing through, I saw a background technique I've been dying to try but I did' have the stamps 9and they were sold out!). It was a series of stripes, some overlapping... I figures that, with a little bit of fiddling and some painter's tape, I could come up with an overlapping-stripe background of my own. SO, filching my husband's roll of Scotch Brand painter's tape; a scrap of Bazzill white yardstick, and a selection of Distress Inks in shades of green and blue, I set about laying out a pattern of stripes. I applied the inks with a blending tool and blending foam pads.
My next step was to create a focal point that wouldn't be outshone by mu background. Sticking with the same color palette, but drifting towards the blue and purple end of the color wheel, I used Ken Olive's Color Burst powders to create a background on Ranger Multi Medium Paper:
- Stamps (and dies): Framelits "Limitations" (660189)
- Inks: Distress Inks "Bundled Sage", "Peeled Paint", "Twisted Citron", "Lucky Clover", "Cracked Pistachio", "Fossilized Amber", "Blueprint Sketch",and " Mermaid Lagoon"; Ken Oliver Color Burst "Ultramarine" and "Violet";Archival "Jet Black"; Marvy Uchida "Liquid Gold"; Pigma Micron 05 "Black"; Versamark
- Embossing Powders: Up Town "Detail Gold"
- Papers: Bazill white, line green and grey green card stock; Ranger Multi Media Paper;
- Adhesives: Multi Medium Matte; TOmbow Mono Adhesive; Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"; Scoth Brand painter's tape (further "detached" by sticking it to m jeans leg before applying to the paper)
- Other tools: 24" acrylic ruler