Monday, September 14, 2015

Textures Backgrounds and Acrylic Inks

Hi!!!
I can't wait to show you these background I made.
I love making cards but I don't like to make them so three dimensional that it costs more to the mail them.
Using Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso and Acrylic Inks I created really cool textured backgrounds in some fun colors. 
 
I don't have step by step pictures because I was playing and didn't know if it would work.
 
I cut mixed media paper to fit the front of the card.
I added the Believe Script stencil to the background with black acrylic paint.
Using a texture tool I spread super heavy gesso on the card and while it was still wet I dropped paint on and let it do it's thing.
 
Here is a close up.


 
On each card I added:
 
The Raven I stamped on mixed media paper, cut it out, used paint to add color and to add something different I used TCW stencils (sorry don't remember which stencils I used) to add designs to each bird.  I used a stamp from Red Lead Paperworks called Scary Stories with black archival ink and cut out the words and attached them to the card.
 
 
This one I dropped the inks and used the texture tool though the gesso.

 
 

 
This picture shows you the super heavy gesso still wet with inks.
If I remember I sprayed this with water to see what would happen.

 
 

 
They were so much fun to create.
Not at all my spooky colors I like to use.
 
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3 comments:

  1. Very cool!! So, did you stamp on that raven or is he a stencil?
    I just love all of that texture!! And what kind of inks did you use?
    I love playtime-must do it more often! heehee

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  2. Hi Jackie!! The Raven is a stamp from Tim Holtz Halloween Blue Print Stamps from Stampers Anonymous and the super heavy gesso and acrylic inks are Liquitex.

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  3. What fabulous cards, Karenliz....you've got that glorious texturing down pat. LOVE the images!

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