Welcome to the Totally Techniques International Design Team blog hop! I am Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Canada, and you have just arrived here from Zoe Tant’s blog in the UK
This month we are focusing on a technique called “Crinkled Backgrounds.” The basics of the technique are:
- wet a piece of cardstock
- crinkle it
- allow it to dry
- apply ink directly to the crinkled paper
I decided to experiment with this technique a little bit!
For this card, I cut out a circle using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I sprayed with water and crinkled, then allowed to dry. But instead of using classic ink to apply to the background, I used versamark, which is a clear, sticky ink, so that I could apply clear embossing powder and create a laquered look to the circle. I love to mix embossing powders for a cool effect, so I sprinkled just a tiny amount of silver embossing powder into the clear for the speckles. Here’s another look at the finished project:
For the second project, I decided to also experiment with the type of paper! I used the designer series paper “Petal Passion” and coloured it with my Stampin’ Blends. After I was finished colouring, I sprayed it with water and allowed it to dry. Then I used the versamark to apply clear embossing powder. I applied 3 layers of embossing powder to really play up the lacquered look.
I love how it kind of looks like paper mache!
I kept the greeting simple and did not add any other embellishments because the background is so beautiful! Here’s another look:
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop – we have a talented group of demonstrators from around the world sharing their version of this technique! Keep hopping by clicking the links below:
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