Friday, December 23

how to create a hand-made background in 3 steps

hello crafty friends,

today i played with my papers {as usual} and i just wanted to share my latest passion with you - tailor made backgrounds. so, this tutorial is about how to create a tailor-made background in 3 easy steps.

step 1: for this step you will need a white sheet of cardstock, tim holtz distress ink pad "tea die" and applicator, and tattered angels "tattered traveler" glimmer screens. take the compass shape and stick it on your cardstock, so it won't move. make sure to put the sticky tape on a place, which will be covered with embellishments later.

begin inking around and on top of the screen. you can put as many layers of ink as you want until you reach the colour you need.

you can repeat the same technique as many time as you like.

step 2: you will need a pencil, a ruler, and eraser and a background stamp {i used heartfelt creations "large elegant word background precut set"}. draw a frame in the middle of your background and stamp the image you chose. allow the ink to dry and erase the pencil lines.

step 3: you will need a marker and a ruler. to finish off my tailor-made background paper i decided to add a frame around it. i used a brown brush pen from faber castell. 

i hope you enjoyed this little tutorial of mine! the creation process is not longer than 10 min and the possibilities are endless!

hugs 'n smiles,

1 comment:

Cindy Gay said...

Very nice Emmy! Merry Christmas!