Thursday, 3 August 2017

Dimensional Background Inking


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


After a little sabbatical from the blog I'm hoping to jump back in. While I was absent I was immersing myself in all thing Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley. So I thought I would start off with some layered mixed media backgrounds. Once I started it was difficult to know when to stop layering- its such messy fun! I took Dyan's advice and had extra card available to soak up the extra ink. I now have a few backgrounds already started for another project. Time efficient and a great idea.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


Here's how I went about it:
I chose some cool coloured spray inks and liberally covered the cardstock, mopped up the excess ink with kitchen roll and an extra piece of card. Some stencilling and ghosting with water then stencilling with distress paint. this is now at about 5 layers. The paint dried quickly enough and I could move on to the next step.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


I embossed a piece of the background with my favourite Tim Holtz embossing folder (well one of my many favourites!) and then trimmed it to size.

Next I used distress crayons to highlight the lovely embossed texture, but I couldn't stop there and added crackle medium on top.  This also acted as a glue for the diecut happy birthday.After leaving it overnight to dry I used a white picket fence distress crayon to emphasise the cracked surface.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


For the little robot I created an alcohol ink background and heat embossed the Lawn Fawn stamp with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. A white linen Dylusions spray splattered kraft card base adds the finishing detail.


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle MediumGrá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


Another look at the finished card:

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday, Tim Holltz Riveted Metal, Handwritten  Celebrate, THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes; Ranger Crackle Medium


This card came together quite quickly and I was happy to leave the crackle medium to dry over time as I love the result which is subtly different to other crackling products. Cleaning up the excess ink with extra cardstock also means you get more pieces to play with at a later date. I've used a simple diecut sentiment and the little robot for a masculine industrial feel.

Any queries let me know. Hope you can find some time to play too.

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge: Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your Choice (embossing)
Muse Challenge #227: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It
Stamps & Stencils Challenge: Technique School




Supplies:
Alcohol Inks: Citrus, Mushroom, Patina, Pool, Purple Twilight, Silver Mixative
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Crackle Medium
Distress Crayons
Distress Paint
Dylusions Sprays
Primary Elements Powder
Embossing Powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum
Embossing Folder: TH Riveted Metal
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday
Dies: TH Handwritten Celebrate
Stencils: THMS070; Dylusions Large Arrow Border; Finnabair Harlequin, Stars, Dots&Stripes
Paint Pen










13 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like one fun inky mess. Love the colours. Now you've got plenty of backgrounds to make more cool cards.

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  2. Love that embossed mixed media background, Gra! And the little robot is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Very cool! I just love the mix of the robot and the industrial background. Stunning! Hugs, Autumn

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  4. The industrial feel of this is amazing - from your distressed background to that sweet little robot - this is a wonderful design! So glad you joined us at our Anything Goes week at Muse!

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  5. love the background. simply awesome. thanks for joining us in anything goes challenge of musecardclub.

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    1. Loved your card on instagram too :)

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  6. So many fun, inky layers to create a beautiful background. Love the dry embossing with the crackle paste over top. Looks awesome. Your alcohol ink robot is cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  7. Love that EF you've used and such pretty colours. :)

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  8. Wow! The background is awesome!! Such pretty colours, and I love the gold sentiment and cute robot! :-)
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  9. Fabulous card Gra! The image is super cute and the background you've created looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  10. Absolutely fabulous, love that background and the embossing folder used and sentiment and finished off with that sweet robot, another total winner in my books.

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  11. Glad you jumped back on your blog! A fabulous card and equally fab tutorial! thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

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  12. Fabulous card, love the colour combination for the background ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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