Hi Everyone! Happy Easter! I hope you will have a nice one. It is Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle again! I want to show you an easy background technique today.
- glue stick -- purple
- background stamp ( I used Spring Branch Background 3162-399R )
- white card stock
- tissue or paper towel
- heat tool
- 2-3 colors of ink that go together -- I used a dark and light blue
Take the glue stick and rub it lightly over the background stamp several times. I found that the glue sticks that are purple and then turn white when they dry are the best. They seem oilier and glide over the stamp better without leaving a lot of clumps. There is an added plus that you can see that you have covered the whole stamp too!
Now stamp the glued background onto your white card stock.
Next use a heat tool to dry the glue. This is important or you will end up with a goopy mess!
After the purple color has disappeared showing that the glue is dry, start sponging on color over the background. I started with light blue.
I then went with a darker blue for contrast in my "sky".
Take your tissue or paper towel and rub over the inked card stock and the glue will rub off leaving the pretty white image of the background.
Here is another background I made using kraft colored card stock and various brown inks.
I hope you enjoyed today's technique. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and Easter!
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