Showing posts from May, 2018

How about a background?

If you are anything like me you prefer to make everything on your cards, I never use background papers and very rarely any store bought embellishment. Nothing wrong with those, I just usually prefer to make it all from scratch using stamps, inks and paper. (see further down, not always true, ha!)

So using stencils to make my own background is right up my alley but this time I decided to try it on black paper for a different look.

I started by selecting a few Altenew stencils and some black card stock, I taped the card to the stencil from the back and then the whole thing down to my craft mat. Then I sponged white Hero Arts pigment ink through the stencil. The result was quite striking!

On some of these I also tried sponging Altenew crisp inks, it sort of worked on top of the white pigment ink but was almost invisible on the black card stock, looks interesting in the picture but is even more subtle in real life. To at least use up the ink on the stencil I spritzed it with water and used…