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Sunday, 3 February 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 51

For this fortnight's challenge, we want you to forsake your patterned paper, and make your own background. How you do that is entirely up to you!

I made a variety o backgrounds using a gel plate, stencils, and acrylic paint. The base layer here was an impression used after removing a Crafter's Companion stencil (bark?) and the layer beneath the sentiment is a second impression of the same plate. The sentiment was cut using a Crafter's Companion die, and I completed the card with a couple of lengths of sticky-backed paper lace that I've had for ages and keep forgetting about. I bought it at Ally Pally several years ago and it's in the box with my embellishment, but I never think to look there when looking for something like that. I'm more likely to either look at border dies or ribbon.

One interesting thing which shouldn't really surprise me. Having let the acrylic paint dry, I layered things together with some Collal all-purpose glue. I left it under a flat surface to flatten it while it dried, and came back to find that the paint had migrated to my white matting. Obviously, the solvent in the glue is also a solvent for dry acrylic paint. So, I had to re-do that bit. I'll know better next time.

I hope you can join us this time.

2 comments:

Hazel said...

Ooh, a very interesting background. I have some of that sticky backed paper lace. I bought it at Lakeland years ago when they used to have a craft section. Hazel x

Chriss America Real said...

This card is so cool! I love the background that you created and the way that you created it.
Hugs,
Chriss

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