Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cling Wrap Background with Gesso

One of my favorite techniques is cling wrap background, so simple and so pretty.  Here is a link to a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers by Lydia Fiedler (AKA Understandblue) which shows a few colouring mediums you can use with the cling wrap. It's always good when you don't need to buy anything new to try out a tutorial.
For the cling wrap background I used some Bister powders on coated card stock and then later painted it with a thin wash of gesso.  Gesso is a great product for muting down colours or hiding mistakes and restarting.  I wish I'd taken a photo of the background before I'd added the gesso, oh well next time 😄
I'm entering this for Designs by Ryn customer challenge, Daydreamers challenge anything goes






Card Recipe
Stamps: Technique Junkies, Design by Ryn
Paper: 110lb white, Coated card, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Bister, white gel pen, Gesso, cling wrap
Techniques: Cling wrap background

9 comments:

  1. Wow, Christine! Your cards always look so cool. Great background, especially with the water effects. Love those seahorse.

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  2. Gorgeous background and good idea about the gesso. Love the muted effect and those eye catching seahorses x.

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  3. Hey Christine. What funky seahorses! I like how the muted background really pops out the designs in black! Thanks so much for showing me :)

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  4. Wonderful "water" background - great idea to add the gesso and mute the colours. Love the seahorse!

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  5. Once again you made the most amazing backgrounds. Love the stamps by Ryn, a set I ordered and enjoy. The sea horses are such a perfect stamp for this setting. Great card!

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  6. Cool background, Christine. Love the water droplets and your pretty seahorses. Fantastic design! xx

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  7. Great background and lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at Day Dreamer Challenges:)! Good Luck!- Sunila & Aditi

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  8. Beautiful card, love the seahorses and lovely background. Thank you for joining us at DDC this month!

    Nicola DT

    Day Dreamer Challenges
    Making Memories Crafting

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