Friday, February 23, 2007

Compulsive Friday

The card above was created using the Card Catalog Generator that I got from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I think it would be cool to use these for journaling. I'll probably try this next month in the Calendar Journal RR that I'm in. You can also add text that shows as a "scribble" across the card! How fun!

I'm in an ATC technique swap and have been playing with making background papers from an article in this book. Here's my first effort. I'm very pleased with it.

I added my own twist to my next attempt. First, paint black gesso onto newsprint paper and let dry completely.

Once dry, use an old credit card and lightly apply modeling paste to random areas (these are the white sections in the following photo). Let dry completely.

Third step is to take acrylic paints and cover entire surface, letting dry completely before proceeding.

Fourth step is to randomly stamp images. Because the paper was still rather dark, I used pigment inks in metallic colors (if the paper had been lighter, I would have used dye ink). Once dry, I sprayed with acrylic fixative to set. This weekend, I will cut this sheet into ATC sized sections for the swap (hopefully that will lessen the glaringly colors of Neon Green and Pink!).


Anonymous said...

Robin, I really like your background paper. I have the same book and used it as inspiration when I made the background papers I used on my valentines. I love this book.


joyce said...

looks like you're having a lot of fun, and i'm so glad to know you're a mason dixon fan too! i just love the blog and the book!

Gypsy Purple said...

Had a nice visit...lovely things you are doing

Peyt said...

HOLY MOLEY MOM! 6 dozen! Where did you hide 'em? The card catalog thing is super cool! Can I have you make something for me with it? Where do I get one of my own? The background stuff is really cool too! I wish I could be at your house more often so we could do this stuff together!

Karen Campbell said...

I didn't know you had a blog, Robin! This tehnique is super cool ... and I love your results!