Paint and Spray background

Paint and spray background technique is on tap for today’s card.  Hello everyone!  Here I am again rocking a Saturday night in front of my computer and in my craft room:)  I think crafting at times is even better than dessert and drinks.

Our local LSS (Simple Pleasures) hosted Tammy Tutterow for a weekend of classes, and I was lucky enough to take her backgrounds class.  It was a lot of fun and my little vienna sausages (aka my fingers) definitely got inky.  It was definitely a nice change from alcohol marker coloring and even better that I got to be the student and didn’t have to clean anything up but my own messy space:)!!!

paint and spray background

How cool is that background?  It was pretty fast and easy and some fun results using distress paints, inks and sprays.  Of course, I couldn’t stay away from the alcohol markers too long and just had to color up the fun stamp from Whimsy called Cookie by Krista Heij Barber.  Who says that background techniques with Distress inks can only be done on the Ranger manilla tags?:)

  I have found  the best cardstock for working with distress products and water is the Bazzill Marshmallow.  It was just the right amount of coating to allow the inks to stay on top enough for blending without getting the blotchy spots that occur with other cardstock.  Of course watercolor paper works beautifully too, but I prefer to use cardstock when I’m making cards for weight purposes.

paint and spray background

This cutie patootie was colored up with Copics and a few darker colored pencils for enhanced shading.  I bet some students from my recent classes will recognize the technique used to create the textures:)

paint and spray background

Tammy has some wonderful ebook tutorials on her website and definitely well worth the price.  Thanks for swinging by today, and I hope the rest of your weekend is fantastic. Registered & Protected