Thursday, November 29, 2012

Background Tutorial!

2.5" x 3" Artist Trading Card

Good morning friend.  "Whoo" wants to see another background tutorial???   I want to try and share one a month for a while.  I used this technique on a Artist Trading Card, but you could use it in a altered journal or card as well.  I designed this one using another one of Pink Persimmon's fun ATC Background stamps.  They have 4 different sets.  This one is from "Fairy Tale".  

I also used "Wise Old Owl".  The images in this set are solid and the body parts separate. So you can really get creative and stamp different body parts in different colors.  Here is one that I stamped but haven't had time to use on a card yet.

See what I mean??  He comes with a party hat as well.  Too cute!

Whoo wants to give this technique a try??  Stay tuned for another background tutorial in December!

Hope you find some time to get creative today,
hugs, Melisa

You can check out more Background Tutorials HERE.
You can check out more Mixed Media projects HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Pink Persimmon  "Wise Old Owl"  and "Fairytale" ATC Sized Background
Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.
Spray Inks : Glimmer Mist "
Ink : VersaMagic "Tea Leaves", Brilliance "Pearlescent Chocolate", VersaMagic "Turquoise Gem"
Glitter Glue : Studio G (Joann's)

Trim watercolor paper 2.5" x 3.5" (I didn't realize it until I went to put mine together that the one above was larger.  That's why the final project has part of the branch cut off).   Spray with aqua and yellow inks.  Stamp Fairytale background image with green ink.  Ink edges with brown ink.

Spray watercolor paper with yellow spray ink.  Stamp owl body and head with brown ink then trim.  Stamp wings in brown ink, trim, and adhere to owl body.  Stamp crown / eyes, trim, and adhere to owl body.  Stamp branch if you like the partial swirlies of the final project.  Stamp branch / claw image across bottom of owl image.  Adhere owl to background.  Add glitter glue to crown.  Type words, print, cut, and doodle around edges.  Adhere to ATC.


kiwimeskreations said...

Very cute ATC Melisa. That owl stamp is a hoot, and thanks also for the tutorial.

Unknown said...

I love these adorable owls and thanks for the tut's Melisa, fab projects. :)

Jeannette said...

Wow,fabolous ATC Melisa,its soo amazing,the owl is very cute,and the backruond is wonderful,thanks for the tutorial.

Hugs Jeannette

FerrellGraph-x said...

What a fun card! Love the background!
Kindest regards,

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