Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stamped Background Tutorial - ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I am sharing a tutorial on the ScrapMuch? blog today, giving some information about how I created the background on this page using a stamping technique.



I started out creating this page by adding distress ink to the background, this is a technique that I have shared before and your can see it here.  The only difference with this page is that I tried it on a patterned paper base this time.  BTW, it works just as well!  You can see I used a brownish colour ink to "grunge" up my page a bit.


I wanted to add a bit more rustic appeal to my page, and give my base a bit more depth.  So I decided to stamp on it as well.


I am using a large background stamp, because it has a wood grain look that I was going for, but you can use any type of background stamp you like.


I inked up my stamp with a darker distress ink than I used in the previous step.
 

Then I stamped small portions of the stamp, in a few semi strategic areas onto my base paper. You can see I am not using a block for this technique, you really do not need to, you get a bit of a looser more random look this way.


Now I will share my boo boo with you...  I strongly dislike the hard edge that happened here.  Definitely not what I was going for.  Thankfully the rest of it turned out as I had hoped.  Try to avoid this if you can.


Thankfully, I could hide it ;)

So glad you joined me today!

4 comments:

  1. A gorgeous layout Laura!! The stamping in the background is a nice touch!!

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  2. Great page! Love the stamping on the background!!

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  3. Really lovely layout. Love how you grunged up the background!

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