Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spray starch background

One of my favorite techniques is spray starch and saran wrap seen at JoZart web site and without spray starch, by  Lydia (understand Blue) from Split Coast Stampers.  The saran wrap gives such a neat texture to the wet inks.
For this card I used Infusions powdered inks and coated card.  I sprayed the card with spray starch, sprinkled the powdered inks of it.  The starch dissolves some the ink on contact and then spray a little more starch to water it all down.  Place the saran over the surface and scrunch it up to give it some texture.  Leave the saran on for at least 30 minutes, then remove.

To finish the card I used a stamp from Local King rubber stamps and just added a little colour using my zig pens.  For the light from the light house I first used a white Faber Castell Pit artist pen and then used my yellow zig over the top, this allowed the yellow to show through.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Local King
Paper: Black, 110lb white, Coated card
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Zig Watercolour pens, Infusions powdered inks, Faber Castell Pit artist pen.
Techniques: Saran wrap background


  1. I love this stunning card Christine and the fantastic background that you've made.

    Sue xx

  2. This is STUNNING!! The coated card really emphasizes this technique. It's so arsty and full of depth and texture. The image is just perfect, Christine. Looks like a stormy day over the high seas! xx

  3. Love this card - wonderful stormy sky and a perfect stamp for it!!

  4. Awesome background. Perfect for that image! Love it.

  5. Wow! This is spectacular! Your Infusions and spray starch work look incredible, Christine and love the image! Your work is always such an inspiration! Guess it's time to buy some spray starch. Just WOW!

  6. Wow is right, Christine! What an amazing landscape that is perfect for this stamp!

  7. OMG...Stunning work of art Christine! I love every detail of your beautiful landscape and your neutral colors. TFS your card and your detailed description my friend. Hugs..

  8. awesome look to your wonderful card..your bkg turned out so perfectly for this image...
    xx Karen

  9. Stunning, clever and creative. Amazing technique and colours...love it x