Trudi here with you today sharing the creative process for a little background altering.
So grab a sheet of ‘neutral’ patterned paper, a few of your favourite ink sprays, a 12 x 12 mask or two, some gesso, impasto or texture paste, and a texture stamp with ink and let the fun begin!
I have used the MHC Believe paper ‘Make Believe’ for the base of my project. A little tip I have found to be helpful is to reinforce the patterned paper with a 12 x 12 piece of chipboard/greyboard or sturdy piece of cardstock. This helps with stopping the paper from ‘buckling’ when the media is applied.
Position a 12 x 12 mask ( I used Kaisercraft Chevron) over the paper and spray randomly over the top with black colour spray ( I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine).
Carefully remove the mask and allow the masked area to dry.
Apply some white gesso over the top. I applied with a stiff piece of cardboard and swiped it over. Try pushing the cardboard up and down into the applied paint to add a bit of texture. Allow to dry.
Add some extra masked detail – I used a Twiddleybitz Dots Stencil and Impasto Paste.
Now add some colour with some ink sprays – I spritzed over the top with Dylusions Cherry Pie and then Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine. Another little tip is to let each colour dry before adding the next.
Here is what my background now looks like:
I also added some random stamping over the top – I used a Kaisercraft Texture Diamonds Clear Stamp with Black pigment ink.
I built on this by adding some fussy cut floral elements from Graphic 45 12 Days Of Christmas ‘Rose’ paper, Twiddleybitz chipboard and of course some Manor House Creations blooming beauties:
Floral clusters were created with Cinnamon Colourwash, Concerto, Minuette, Blueberry Imagine, Tweeny Weenies Roses, Petite Rose and Red flowers from the Belle Layout Pack.
Petals were separated from the large colourwash flower and layered underneath the smaller blooms. White roses were spritzed with Lindy Stamp Gang Flat Fabio – Kissin’ Kenickie Coral with the petal tips dabbed with metallic gold paint.
A beautiful friendship by Trudi Harrison
MHC Products: Believe – Make Believe, Cinnamon Colourwash, Concerto, Minuette, Blueberry Imagine, White Tweeny Weenies, Belle Layout Pack, Blue Petite Rose