by Lydia Fiedler
Create a very simple, dreamy background inspired by a photography technique.
- Large stamp or die cut
- Dye ink pad (Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise used here)
- Metallic Gelato™ to match ink or other shimmery water-based medium
(Metallic Blueberry Gelato used here)
- Coloring medium to match ink(PITT artist pen big brush used
- Pencil with new, flat white eraser
Step 1Apply metallic Gelato directly to your stamp image.
Step 2Using a water brush, wet the Gelato directly on the stamp.
Step 3Stamp image, and then using water brush, fill in the edges with more Gelato to create a shadow image for the card base.
Step 4Using the eraser like a stamp, add ink, and then gelato and stamp around your focal image - beginning close to the image and stamping farther away as the ink fades on the eraser.
Step 5Continue stamping circles, some intense and some pale until you have the background you want.
Step 6 (Optional)Add a finished image, popped up over the shadow you created, to finish your card.
Highlight a die cut:
Use a die cut or punched shape instead of a stamped image for the focal point.