Topic: Online Class
Wow! Long title, huh?
I took an online class last month on learning more ways to use stamps I already own. The instructors selected two stamps for each category and spent two days covering techniques.
This is the first background stamp I used for the class - an overall pattern in line art. The one used in class was a graphic grid of sorts.
The technique was to stamp on watercolor paper with Versamark and emboss in white. Elements were watercolored and, before they dried, a brush with clear water was swished over them to dilute the color and spread it into the background. Then the background was dried. the original colors were again painted onto the elements and dried.
For this first card I cut the painted panel down to create a top and bottom panel and mounted them on foam tape on a white card base. The sentiment was stamped in the open space and the background was embellished with sticky back pearls and punched butterflies.
I used the left over piece of the created background as a strip across a white card base. This was combined with a black diecut sentiment and a thin black strip below the colored panel.
I used a 1/2 inch corner chomper to round the top corners.